Friday, 19 June 2009

Jackie and JFK, Hyannis Port, 1959


USA 1959

Portrait #4 by Mark Shaw.
Hyannis Port, 1959

In the late 1950's and early 1960's Mark Shaw worked extensively as the "unoffical" family photographer to Jackie and John F. Kennedy. The results of these stunning shoots graced the covers of innumerable magazines and were the subject of two lauded books. Captured here by Shaw in in 1959 is a portrait of Jackie and JFK taken in Hyannis Port. These images were created for a photo essay for LIFE magazine and led to Mark's close relationship with both JFK and Jackie.

8 comments:

Silke said...

Oh, wow, wasn't she just stunning?!? Love that photo!

Pigtown-Design said...

Heart-stopping! WOW!

I just finished reading a biography of Jack and his best friend, Lem Billings. It was so interesting. Also just finished one about Jack's sister Kathleen (Kick).

beachbungalow8 said...

the color palette alone, in this photo is so inspirational. I could build a whole room around it!

Pink Lemonade said...

Absolutely striking. And I love her pink dress!

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a classy woman! She looks fabulous in pink! Tracey xx

A World in a PAN said...

Great shots, so much class .. what an incredible lady.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

No one looked at the camera with more serenity than Jacqueline.

corine said...

I've never seen that image before, I would have remembered. She really did not look like anyone else. gorgeous in pink and classy.