What happened a second before the flash.
Time flies irretrievably, a photograph taken many years ago. More interesting to know what stories lie behind the images, who long ago became a cult. We learned a lot of new — check if we can surprise you.
Portrait Of Albert Einstein
Just seconds before the legendary picture.
That evening happy Einstein got in the car after a party on the occasion of his 72nd birthday, and the photographer Arthur Sasse approached the open door and asked about a picture. Einstein turned and stuck out his tongue and the photographer managed to catch the moment.
The original picture is larger and then cropped to portrait physicist imprinted together with the satellites. By the way, Einstein himself loved this photo and put her into greeting cards.
Lunch on a skyscraper
On the iconic image of eleven construction workers, who relaxed rest during dinner at a great height. And although these people were the real workers, after all the scenes were staged — the picture was created to promote the Rockefeller center, which took the picture.
The Beatles for the cover of the album “Abbey Road”
Cover for the 12th album of the band was taken right outside the recording Studio: specially for this event the road was blocked for a few minutes. At the same time, was walking near an American tourist: he talked with a policeman in a parked car on the right. The man was surprised at the weirdos walking down the road there and back, but soon forgot about them, and a year later found themselves on the cover of the legendary band.
The day of Victory over Japan in times square
The heroine of the picture Edith Shane told the following story: at the time, she worked as a nurse, and hastened to come to times square, where people gathered to celebrate the end of world war II and Japan’s surrender. She came out of the subway, but suddenly it grabbed any sailor, and began to kiss. The couple managed to remove the photographer Alfred Eisenstadt, who took pictures among the triumphant crowd — and it turned out this iconic photo.
In 1984, photographer Steve McCurry traveled to Afghanistan, gathering material about the war. In one of the refugee camps, he saw one 12-year-old girl: as it turned out, quite recently, her village came under attack and many members of her family were killed. Steve took a few pictures of this girl, and realize how powerful it turned out his work. In 2002, the heroine of the famous picture was found: her name is Sharbat Gula, she is married and also lives in Afghanistan.
The picture that now can be easily “nafotoshopit” for half an hour, back in 1948 demanded for its creation in the whole 6 hours. Photographer Philippe Halsman was a good friend of Salvador Dali and I am pleased to support the creative idea of the other. The easel and the painting was hanging on the line to the ceiling, the chair was held by the assistant, Dali jumping, cats jumping, water dabble and wiped — and so 28 times.
“Flying” dress Marilyn Monroe
Stills from the film “the seven year Itch,” you know, even those who had this movie and did not see why, here is the legendary scene with the “flying” dress Monroe. Had to do a lot of takes, before the actress was able to show a scene: her jealous husband, Joe Di Maggio eyes she sat and was terribly angry that his wife shows her body on display. By the way, soon they did break up, but every frame of this scene became truly iconic.
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