Photo of the Day: Harry Gruyaert, 1988

“There is no story. It’s just a question of shapes and light,” Gruyaert once said. His photos are of vivid, perhap exaggerated colors, light, shapes. They are living still lifes, photos of human-centered shapes doing the mundane. They aren’t meant to tell a narrative; they are simply meant to be beautiful. “It’s purely intuition. There’s…

Photo of the Day: Bert Stern, 1962

Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting, Bert Stern, 1962 Bert Stern was commissioned by Vogue Magazine to shoot a photo layout of actress Marilyn Monroe in late June 1962, some six weeks before her death. He shot Monroe over 3 daily sessions, and the work resulted in a book that sampled some of the 2500 images…