Iconic Shots & The People Behind Them

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Douglas Kirkland: "This is from my Evening with Marilyn."

Steve McCurry holds his 1984 photo of a young woman from Peshawar, Pakistan.

Harry Benson: "Brian Epstein — Beatles' manager — had just told them they were number one in America, and I was coming with them to New York, 1964."

Lyle Owerko: "No one knew such a beautiful warm day would serve as the backdrop to one of the most painful and confusing events to the heart of mankind - 9/11.

Ron Galella and his photo "Windblown Jackie" 10/4/1971

A few years ago, Tim Mantoani embarked on an amazing project using the legendary 20x24 Polaroid format camera. The finished product is a book full of super talented photographers holding their iconic shots that was just recently published. He wanted people to acknowledge and celebrate the incredibly talented photogs behind those well-known images that we are so familiar with, yet not many of us can name the photographers who took them. He also wanted to credit them for the amazing work they have done and let us know "that iconic photos don't just happen, that cameras didn’t make these photos, the photographers made them."

What a fantastic project, don't you think? It’s so lovely to match the person with the photograph that stirred so many emotions in all of us. Lovelies, what are your thoughts? xo

P.S: More breathtaking photographs.

(Photos by Tim Mantoani via Wired)

20 comments:

oh,henry! said...

o gosh, this is astonishing!

Anonymous said...

This post blew me away and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks. It's so need to match the faces with the photos ecpecially the 9/11 one. Cheers, Grace

Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my God! This is amazing, Historic and just mind-blowing.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cool!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Very interesting. It's nice for the artist to be seen as well.

Natasha Fatah said...

Love this! Did you ever see the documentary about Ron Galella, and his...well...obsession with Jackie? It was a great doc, a little disturbing and kind of sad but shed so much light into both these people.

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Dancing Branflake said...

Goodness! This is definitely a must in everyone's home. Giving tribute to photographers makes us realize that it was a soul behind that camera.

Alexa said...

Oh I love this project, what a neat concept!

HiLLjO said...

Oh I love this. I love seeing the artist behind the object.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

this is BEYOND cool. thanks for sharing!

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Jeanette and Oh no, I haven't, Natasha but I am going to check it our right now. Sounds really interesting. Thanks. xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww so very true, Tiffany - "giving tribute to photographers makes us realize that it was a soul behind that camera" - LOVE

Sara Szatmary said...

How fascinating! I love that the people behind the iconic imagery are getting their chance to shine!

Christianna said...

I just love projects that represent the people who make great art. People know all of these pictures and yet it's awesome that this fellow made a book to tell you about the people who made these images we all know. It's a beautiful thing when creative people get noticed for what they have done in the world!

Eliza Jane said...

These are beautiful.

Punctuation Mark said...

it must be amazing to be the author of images like that... They are iconic for sure!

Diana Mieczan said...

Spot on, Sara!

Diana Mieczan said...

So well said, Christianna!!! I totally agree:)

Anonymous said...

I just read a few of the comments in this post and I really agree that this is such a beautiful project. I might have to get one of the book for myself. Love, Amy

Caroline Hancox said...

these are so so so great

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