Recreating Marilyn Monroe. ~ Jeri Jonise {Photos}

Via Jeri Jonise
on Feb 17, 2014
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Being Marilyn Monroe.

Photos of a modern woman as the icon, compared with the Icon.


“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know.”

~ Marilyn Monroe


Jeri Gravlin

“I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.”


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I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

Jeri Gravlin

“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”


Jeri Gravlin

A hard one.

“That’s the way you feel when you’re beaten inside. You don’t feel angry at those who’ve beaten you. You just feel ashamed.”

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Photo: “Mocambo would not book Ella ’til Marilyn said she would reserve a table every night Ella performed.”

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Editor: Bryonie Wise


About Jeri Jonise

Jeri Jonise’s mission in life is to make this world a better and more beautiful place. Photography is her main passion; she sees her world through the viewfinder on her camera. She recently graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Delta College and hopes to pursue a Bachelors in International Studies in the upcoming years. Her model and good friend, Monica Spencer is a 22 year old aspiring actress and painter who just got an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Delta College and is from Bay City, Michigan.


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