Lullaby For Diane Arbus

On February 6, 1971 photographer Diane Arbus, ended her life by slitting her wrists and taking sleeping pills - it is rumored that she photographed the whole thing.

To date, she remains my favorite portrait photographer. She saw and captured beauty in dark places - in ones others look rapidly away from or mock or pretend not to see...

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. - Diane Arbus


  1. Thanks for the link. I had not seen her stuff before....amazing.


  2. This is very evocative work - thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Queen, Spooky V and Lady M - Yes, you will all enjoy Diane's work, I'm sure! Interestingly, a few years ago a movie, starring Nicole Kidman as Arbus and Robert Downey Jr. playing Lionel, a famous freak show artist who was labeled a "wolf man" was done. I can never decide how I feel about the movie - it's bizarre, to say the least, (which normally I respond to). They have a love affair, there's a hilarious shaving scene and he makes her a full length hair coat - yes, made out of his own hair.
    Here's the trailer if anyone wants a peek: