Sunday, 14 February 2010


Had another coffee table book spree yesterday, and found myself engrossed in two large books about a woman called Lee Miller, who began her career as a model but developed a talent for photography and later travelled to Europe at the end of the Second World War to photograph the Alled occupation of Germany and Eastern Europe. Not only are her travels inspirational (she was often the only woman in the company of men, experiencing and photographing things such as the liberation of the death camps) but her photographs are beautiful; they convey such a depth of emotion that you don't find in many photos nowadays. If you have time I recommend you look her up.

(Sorry for the weird colour-they aren't meant to be so extremely sepia but we don't have a scanner so had to go for the good old taking photos of photos trick...doesn't turn out quite so well.)

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