A PhotographicTribute to Marilyn Monroe
Like many of us, I have alway been fascinated by Marilyn Monroe. A few years ago I watched a great documentary on Douglas Kirkland who photographed one of Marilyn's famous images on the white bed sheets. Kirkland explained exactly how he shot the whole thing and ever since then, I had wanted to recapture the moment.
So where do I start, I needed a Marilyn, so I contacted the world famous Marilyn look-a-like Suzie Kennedy and to my delight, Suzie said she would love to work with me.
Kirkland shot this by standing on a mezzanine level whilst Marilyn lay on a bed below in his studio, my images were not shot in a bedroom either or on a bed but in my hallway, as I have a mezzanine the same height as Kirklands, so I felt halfway there.
I was extremely excited to meet Suzie, well, it's not everyday you meet someone who is the image of such an icon.
As you know (if you have followed my blog ) I love buying vintage clothes , so I chose a few outfits that I thought would look really authentic on Suzie, everything I dressed her in came to life, it was so wonderfully retro, it made us girls feel we were in the wrong era!
Don't forget to check out our behind the scenes of 'My Day With Suzie' video!
Suzie wrapped in white sheets
CHECK OUT BEHINDS THE SCENES INTERVIEW WITH SUZIE
All images are Copy right of Shirlie Kemp
Photography & Styling Shirlie Kemp
Suzie Kennedy: http://www.topmarilynmonroelookalike.co.uk/index.phpp
Special thanks to @Harleymoonphoto & @Beckyruiphoto
My Photography website: http://www.shirliekemp.com