Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Iconic Shots & The People Behind Them

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)