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

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an expert lensman whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Why Fashion Illustration Matters In the Digital Age," 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, "From the Archives: President Truman with Los Angeles photographers in 1948," 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, "WSJ. Magazine Editor’s Letter: Drawing Inspiration," 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, "5 Bombshell Beauty Lessons Straight From the Balmain Runway," 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, "What It Was Like Dressing Up For Bill Cunningham," 15 Aug. 2018 He was given a camera by the lensman David Montgomery, who told him to use it like a notebook. Vogue, "Celebrating Bill Cunningham at the New York Historical Society and Right Here on Vogue," 19 June 2018 Photography by Aurélien Aumond In a series of photographs by French lensman Aurélien Aumond, strange, futuristic buildings appear to sprout up from an expanse of grass, like relics of a past-future era. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Futuroscope is the wicked-cool theme park you’ve never heard of," 30 May 2018 Instead of tagging them on Instagram, allowing them easy access to their photos, these lensmen and women are using the hashtag #NoFreePhotos. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Superstar Blogger Bryanboy Reveals He Pays For His Own Clothes, Travel During Fashion Week," 23 Sep. 2017

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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 3 Aug. 2020.

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