lens·​man | \ ˈlenz-mən How to pronounce lensman (audio) , -ˌman \

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Examples of lensman in a Sentence

an expert lensman whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines
Recent Examples on the Web Award-winning lensman John Comisky captures indigenous wildlife in stunning color images befitting his role as the president of Napa Wildlife! Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, 7 May 2022 For Fans Of: French workwear jackets like those worn by the late street-style lensman Bill Cunningham; minimalist plywood furniture by the artist Donald Judd; eating oysters and drinking Muscadet unselfconsciously on a remote, windswept beach. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2020 Michelangelo Antonioni documented this phenomenon in his 1966 film in which David Bailey was the model for the skirt-chasing lensman, Thomas, played by David Hemmings. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 3 Jan. 2020 The lensmen filled every niche and vantage point — including the train shed roof for more than an hour before Truman's train arrived. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, 13 June 2019 To mark Taschen’s release of an oversize limited-edition monograph celebrating Bailey’s oeuvre, our oral history draws on accounts from models, friends and old flames, offering a vibrant portrait of how the lensman worked. Kristina O’neill, WSJ, 4 Apr. 2019 In re-imagining the striking women captured in the legendary lensman's iconic swimming pool photographs for Balmain yet again, McKnight put an androgynous twist on the sleek-haired look. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2018 Now, that book, Fashion Climbing (Penguin), is seeing the light of day, and one of his most frequent subjects, the writer and T&C contributor Amy Fine Collins, recalls getting to know, if only from a distance, the legendary street style lensman. Amy Fine Collins, Town & Country, 15 Aug. 2018 He was given a camera by the lensman David Montgomery, who told him to use it like a notebook. Vogue, 19 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of lensman

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Lensman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lensman. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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