A B&W photographer of “deviant and marginal people or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.” Is the description of Diane Arbus according to wikipedia, a description which is being poorly illustrated by the image that I have chosen, however the child holding a toy grenade in Central Park is probably my favourite photograph of hers and it’s hard for me to say why.
Bensonhurst - 1980s Brooklyn
Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic

Simon Munnery 


Milla Jovovich photographed by Peter Lindbergh - The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
The most beautiful suicide
“On May Day, just after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its composure.” - Life magazine (1947)