Lee Miller

Lee Miller was an extraordinary Jewish American photographer and model who, through acquaintance/sexual liaisons with several famous Surrealists and photographers,  became  a Surrealist and documentary photographer of WWII, traveling to the front where no women were allowed, and shooting famous images of the Dachau concentration camp. When shown Hitler’s home, she had a photo of herself taken in his bathtub, a personal fuck you to the monster who along with his followers almost singlehandedly destroyed the Jewish nation.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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14 Responses to Lee Miller

  1. marblenecltr says:

    She had to be courageous, of course, and greatly skilled. As Lenin Riefenstahl strove for Hitler’s affections, she worked to elicit hatred.
    Times ahead are tough for all, but the Jewish nation will prevail. God wants to show mankind His power and what He can do and so give mankind the motive needed (avoidance of painful destruction), to follow His simple commands.

    • kinneret says:

      She appears to have fallen into depression and PTSD, permanently, after her photographic campaign in WWII/Holocaust. It’s hard to imagine anyone being able to endure that shock of what they saw.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    I know quite a few children of holocaust victims, but, of course, not many survivors. All are remarkable people, and being troubled with the minor frustrations of today that floor those of this generation is not evident.

  3. Tony Single says:

    Yes! A most excellent “fuck you” if ever I saw one!

  4. You always get there before me…i posted about Lee miller including the hitler bathtub picture and then ended up here where you had covered exactly what i did…only better…I promise that I hadn’t seen this before I posted

    • kinneret says:

      You are just too silly. There are a million things I never covered and I’m not trying to cover anything in particular or systematically. I’m sure that Lee Miller just came up as I was browsing or researching and I found her inspiring and wanted to remember her so I posted it. Since I don’t keep a diary and I don’t keep all of these images and info on my computer, this blog is the only way for me to remember half of these things.

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