Extremely rare! Baz Luhrmann's "La Boheme" photographed by Douglas Kirkman in 2002.
Artist: Douglas Kirkland
Title: La Boheme
Year created: 2002
Medium: Premium Elite Photographic Paper
Edition: Limited edition 1 of 12
Height (inches): 40
Width (inches): 30
Depth (inches): 1
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is unframed.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
History: Douglas Kirkland
Description of piece:
Extremely rare large 40 x 30 limited edition 1 of 12 Douglas Kirkland photographic print of Baz Luhrmann's Opera remake for Broadway in NY in 2002. Douglas Kirkland has worked with many cameras over the years, starting with the family Brownie, then a Speed Graphic, an 8X10 view camera, a Hasselblad, Mamiya RZ and a Nikon 35MM and now Canon DSLRs. He still shoots film when the job calls for it, but he is now an advocate of digital photography for a number of reasons and has been a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light since the beginning of the program and started working with digital cameras early on. A digital project was the advertising campaign for Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme” opera on Broadway
Douglas Kirkland (born 1934 in Fort Erie, Ontario) is a photographer based in the United States. At age 24, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look's 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine. A Who's Who of notable persons have posed for Kirkland from the great photography innovator Man Ray and photographer/painter Jacques Henri Lartigue to Dr. Stephen Hawking. Entertainment celebrities he has photographed include Mick Jagger, Sting, Björk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Morgan Freeman, Orson Welles, Andy Warhol, Oliver Stone, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonardo DiCaprio, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Michael Jackson, Paris Hilton, and Diana Ross. Kirkland's portrait of Charlie Chaplin is at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Kirkland is contracted for work around the world and has worked in the motion picture industry as a special photographer on more than 150 films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Sound of Music, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, The Pirate Movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Romancing the Stone, Titanic, and Moulin Rouge!. Some of his famous film shots include John Travolta in the dance sequence from Saturday Night Fever, a portrait of Judy Garland crying and the March 1976 Playboy pictorial of Margot Kidder. In 1995 Kirkland received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American motion pictures Society of Operating Cameramen.
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