I recently had the pleasure of seeing a fantastic exhibit at the Legion of Honor in the Presidio, here in San Francisco. The show dealt with the complicated, and quite artistically productive, relationship of the photographers Man Ray and Lee Miller – both American ex-pats living in Paris in the late 1920’s and 1930’s. Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky to immigrant parents in Philadelphia, is famous for his novel techniques involving “camera-less” photography and re-exposure of already-exposed negatives. He is also an important member of the early 20th century Dada and Surrealism movements. Lee Miller, born in upstate New York, began her career as a model – famously ornamenting the covers of Vogue after her discovery at age 19 in Manhattan by the media baron Condé Nast.