Photography

Feingersh, Ed (1925 - 1961)

In 1985 are discovered in a New York warehouse, about a hundred negatives signed Ed Feingersh. These images depict Marilyn Monroe for a reportage commissioned by the magazine Redbook that wanted to present the actress’s new life in New York, in 1955. During seven days the American photographer follows a Marilyn Monroe eager to overcome her bimbo reputation, who takes classes at the Actor Studio and sees the author, Arthur Miller. In his black and white strongly contrasted photographs, Ed Feingersh plays with natural light and shadows to sculpt the face and body of the Hollywood icon whom he almost shows as an ordinary woman who takes the metro (for the first time), casually smokes a cigarette, reads, pensively observes the world around her and sensually deposits a drop of Chanel N°5 on her cleavage. Sometimes dark or blurred, the pictures are nonetheless full of life, movement, freshness and spontaneity. But what one feels the most when observing these images is emotion. An emotion in front of this encounter between two solitary and fragile individuals - Ed Feingersh had been traumatized by the discovery of concentration camps as a G.I in Germany and since suffered from severe depression and alcoholism - who would both die, a year apart, from a barbiturate overdose. Two lost souls that were maybe then sharing their most beautiful moments.

Tags / Ed Feingersh - American Photographer - Portrait - Cinema - Icon - 1950s - Emotion
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe overlooking the balcony at the Ambassador Hotel, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe & Cecil Beaton, Ambassador Hotel, New York, 1956
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe & Cecil Beaton, Ambassador Hotel, New York, 1956
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, march 1955
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