Sophia Loren at home, 1955. – Magnum Photos

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Italian actress Sophia Loren photographed at home in Rome, Italy, in 1955. David 'Chim' Seymour remembers this shoot: "I photographed Sophia in 1955, a budding actress, we talked over the phone and I explained what I wanted. She invited me over for a Sunday morning early meeting, I found her in bed in a dark blue negligee although she was talking on the phone. She got up and changed costume, we went to a covered balcony of her apartment and I had nothing else to do but record a stream of poses which somehow met my memory of wartime pin-ups. All this was done with a touch of irony and maliciousness."

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Fine prints from Magnum co-founder David 'Chim' Seymour are a testament to the historical events he witnessed and the diversity of his humanist approach to photography.


Italian actress Sophia Loren photographed at home in Rome, Italy, in 1955. David 'Chim' Seymour remembers this shoot: "I photographed Sophia in 1955, a budding actress, we talked over the phone and I explained what I wanted. She invited me over for a Sunday morning early meeting, I found her in bed in a dark blue negligee although she was talking on the phone. She got up and changed costume, we went to a covered balcony of her apartment and I had nothing else to do but record a stream of poses which somehow met my memory of wartime pin-ups. All this was done with a touch of irony and maliciousness."

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

NEW YORK
Laura Paterson
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Simone Klein
simone.klein@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.