Richard Avedon has created gorgeous portraits with a large format camera. I actually have a family friend who ones one of the original Marylin prints. I love that images because of the framing and grey background. The skin tones in all of these images are perfect. I love the absent faces of second and third pictures from the top. It seems most pictures of pretty women are smiling.
The fourth image I chose because it helps me more to understand how to play with the line between naked and nude. I am excited to try and dance around that line.
The last image I love, even though she is centered the graceful positioning of her arms creates this beautiful asymmetrical balance. The cigarette is Audrey Hepburn esc which makes the shot particularly classy.