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December 8, 2012

Awesome Eisenstaedt’s Surprising Self-Portraits

Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He is best known for his photograph of the V-J Day celebration and for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera.

Below are awesome Eisenstaedt’s surprising self-portraits with famous people.

Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Eisenstaedt at Monroe's Beverly Hills home, 1953

LIFE's Alfred Eisenstaedt (right) poses with Japanese cabinet minister Wataru Narahashi, the principal author of Japan's post-war constitution and a politician who reportedly modeled his career on that of Abraham Lincoln's, Tokyo, March 1946.

Alfred Eisenstaedt and LIFE's National Affairs Editor, Hugh Moffett, on assignment in Kenya, 1966

Alfred Eisenstaedt and Walt Disney, California, 1946

Alfred Eisenstaedt with Jackie and Caroline Kennedy, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1960

Alfred Eisenstaedt sits on the lap of Tomojiro Sakata, a former sumo wrestling champion and candidate for the People's Labor Party, Tokyo, 1946

President John F. Kennedy signs Alfred Eisenstaedt's autograph book after a portrait session in the oval office, 1962

Alfred Eisenstaedt poses with 'beauty culturist' and the first woman to star in her own daily exercise TV show, Debbie Drake, 1962

Alfred Eisenstaedt with student-artist Afewerk Tekle, 22, in Ethiopia, 1955. Tekle went on to become one of Ethiopia's most celebrated painters

Alfred Eisenstaedt and Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa, 1955

Sophia Loren holds her newborn son, Carlo Ponti Jr., in the bedroom of her Italian villa as Alfred Eisenstaedt crouches beside her, 1969

Alfred Eisenstaedt pushes photographer Alice Austen in a wheelchair, Staten Island, New York, in 1951, one year before Austen died

Alfred Eisenstaedt poses with two unidentified local men while on assignment for LIFE in India in 1963

In a photograph taken by LIFE colleague Bill Shrout, Alfred Eisenstaedt kisses an unidentified woman reporter in Times Square on VJ Day, August 14, 1945



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