Richard Avedon described this photo as seeing the real vulnerable Marilyn Monroe. He said he caught her stairing into space just being herself & she didn't decline when he started shooting.

RICHARD AVEDON (May 1923 – October was an American fashion and portrait photographer. The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".

The Toilet of Venus (The Rokeby Venus) (1647 - 51)  Diego Valazquez  The National Gallery, London

La Venus del Espejo - The Toilet of Venus - The Rokeby Venus - Venus of the mirror - Diego Velázquez - National Gallery, Londres.

Avedon and Sophia Loren by Richard Avedon. This is an interesting image as he has captured both himself and the model, but the model appears to be completely unaware of the camera, as her facial expression appears to be quite vacant and neutral, as though she is lost in her own world.

Richard Avedon photographing Sophia Loren in 1966 - black and white photos of one of my favourite photographers.

Arvid Frederick Nyholm - At Her Vanity (1890s) More Red Haired Love

Woman Seated at Her Vanity ~ Arvid Frederick Nyholm ~ 1866 ~ 1927


'“I Stinto”, Elle Italia, March 1995 Model : Daniela Pestova' -- love a low scoop back.