Lee Miller lived so many lives – as model, muse, surrealist photographer, documentary photographer of The Second World War and more – that it is difficult to get a clear impression of what she was all about. Very much a woman ahead of her time, her photographs can be amusing, beautiful and harrowing but always interesting.
I have chosen some of Lee Miller’s photos from London during The Blitz but I can heartily recommend that you look at the rest of her work as well.
Burlington Arcade, September 1940
A bombed chapel, 1940
Women with fire masks, 1941
Freddie Mayor, London air-raid warden and art dealer, 1940