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Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss

Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss

Shannah Laumeister on Bert Stern: Original Madman by Bill Biss originally published in ShowBiss. 

Now and for some time, Shannah Laumeister has been Mrs. Bert Stern. In 2013, I interviewed her for a very special reason. Laumeister had just released a documentary film and a brilliant one at that… on Bert Stern. Stern was a remarkable photographer of the first caliber and her partner in life at this time. You wouldn’t imagine how many famous people he’s had the pleasure of photographing… but to drop just one name; is Marilyn Monroe. Her documentary is titled Bert Stern: Original Madman. There are many incredible photos to discover through his skills and many indelible moments to discover from a realistic and loving portrait of Stern from Laumeister. (Bert Stern died a few months after this interview). Her love for him lives on.

He's So Violet Bert Stern by Christine Whitney

He's So Violet Bert Stern by Christine Whitney

He's So Violet Bert Stern by Christine Whitney originally published in Violet Grey. 

An intimate look into the private life and mind of the formidable photographer.
Bert Stern’s success began with a martini. As the story goes, in 1955, the 24-year-old photographer was commissioned to shoot a vodka campaign for Smirnoff. The resulting image, a seductive shot of a martini glass juxtaposed with an Egyptian pyramid, launched a creative revolution in advertising as well as Stern’s career, which spanned more than 50 years.