A Life in Pictures: The Douglas Kirkland Monograph
Foreword by Baz Luhrman and Catherine Martin.
Douglas Kirkland has amassed an impressive body of work throughout his sixty-year photography career, his images running the gamut from stars and filmmakers, to classics and collectibles, to love and nudes. Here, the photographer presents a collection of his images accompanied by a story of his career's development told from his perspective. Kirkland worked for such publications as Look Magazine and Life Magazine, but his career took off with his legendary 1961 Marilyn Monroe shoot for Look's twenty-fifth anniversary issue, the photographs from which are still recreated by stars today.
Featuring an insightful foreword by acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann and his award-winning wife, Catherine Martin, this volume reveals both Kirkland and his prolific work. This comprehensive volume of collected images honors the talented photographer who has been such an integral force in both the photography world and in contemporary culture.
About the Author:
Douglas Kirkland is one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. He has also worked on the sets of more than 150 motion pictures, many of them iconic. His numerous awards include: a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography, The Golden Eye of Russia, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in Canada, and the 2010 Cinema Italian Style Award. In February 2011, the American Society of Cinematographers ASC presented him with the prestigious President's Award.
Kirkland's fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. His exhibition of Freeze Frame is now in the permanent collection of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian; the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia; the National Portrait Gallery in London; the Eastman House in Rochester; and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.
He is also a sought-after lecturer. He is a member of Canon's Explorers of Light and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
304 pages; 10 x 13"; hardcover;
750 4/c photos; 4 gate-folds and 2 vellum inserts