lens·​man ˈlenz-mən How to pronounce lensman (audio)

Examples of lensman in a Sentence

an expert lensman whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines
Recent Examples on the Web David Hemmings stars as Thomas, an amalgam of various real-life lensmen—most notably David Bailey—but Blow-Up's style pedigree doesn't end there. Ew Staff, EW.com, 7 May 2024 Seasoned lensman Stanley Babb, who shot Simone Biles' 2023 nuptials, gives his expert advice on wedding photography dos and don'ts When planning a wedding, couples often put a lot of focus into details like the food or the fashion. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 This month, dive into a frightening take on the secrets of the one percent, indulge in a collection of photos from one of the world's preeminent lensmen, devour a memoir that reconsiders what our parents do for us, or tear through thrillers that will complement (or complicate) any summer vacation. Town & Country, 9 May 2023 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

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First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lensman was in 1938

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“Lensman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lensman. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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