Marilyn Monroe was Eve Arnold's most prized person to photograph. This picture was takin in Marilyn's photo session number 1. When they came out for public to see everyone loved them.
This photo of Marilyn was taken at a park in Mount Sinai, Long Island.
Monroe was the star attraction on set and Arnold seemed to have the most privileged relationship with her. "At photo sessions, she was in total control," the photographer later recalled. "She manipulated everything - me, the camera. She knew a lot about cameras and Arnold had never met anyone who could make them respond the way she did. So she got what she wanted, because she wasn't under all the kinds of pressure she felt during a film-shoot: remembering her lines, enduring hours of preparation. With Arnold, she was in charge of the situations."
This picture is unique with Marilyn Monroe just being in the photo. The colors all match in some way. The colors are all in the same contrast and make it very warm and calm feeling.
There's nothing about this image that I would change, the book does throw you off a little but that ads character to the picture.
I think they did successful capture Marilyn, she seemed to be a very easy person to capture, as I read she did it all, Eve was just running the camera while Marilyn did all the moves and modeling.