Posts Tagged ‘iconic’

Sample Footage Shot with the Ultra Rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 that Can See Behind Itself

About once per year, one of the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lenses out there pops up on eBay when some camera shop or another picks one up. The price ranges from $60K to $160K and it’s gotten to the point where we usually just ignore the listings because… well… we’ve covered them enough times.

But when one of our readers tipped us off to a new listing earlier today, we took notice, because this one comes with a sample video of the lens in action. Read more…

Magnum Photographers Rescue Their Favorite Unpublished Photos for a Special Signed Print Sale

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Attics were scoured, basements searched and hard drives dusted off for a very exciting print sale from the storied Magnum Photos agency. Dubbed the Square Print Sale [Note: Some images are NSFW], Magnum is giving you a chance to own signed prints of previously un-published and un-seen photographs by some of the best photographers to ever use a camera. Read more…

Matthew Jordan Smith Shares the Setup and Story Behind His Timeless Portrait of Tyra Banks

Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has long been photographing some of the best known celebrities. In this video, Smith retells the story of one of his most timeless images, a headshot of Tyra Banks captured using only a simple ring flash.

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Iconic Magnum Photographer René Burri Passed Away Today at Age 81

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The world of photography has lost an icon. Press agency Phaidon is reporting that, after a long battle with cancer, Magnum photographer René Burri passed away earlier today at the age of 81. Read more…

Leica Recreates 35 of the Most Iconic Photos Through History in Brilliant 100th Anniversary Ad

Editor’s Note: There is one very brief instance of nudity in this ad. Proceed with caution.


The award-winning ad agency behind the moving Leica ad “Soul” from last year have created another masterpiece. It’s called “Leica 100,” and it celebrates 100 years of Leica photography by paying tribute to 35 of the most iconic photographs of all time in an incredibly creative way. Read more…

Iconic Portrait Photos Throughout History Recreated with John Malkovich as the Subject

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Upon first glance, the photo above looks like Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother photo captured in 1936. Then you realize that the woman in the frame is definitely not Florence Owens Thompson, the woman in the original image. Looking a more closely, you start to notice an uncanny resemblance to actor John Malkovich.

Turns out that is John Malkovich you see. American photographer Sandro Miller collaborated with the actor to recreate some of the most famous portraits captured throughout history. The project is titled, “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”
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Robert Frank Will Have Exhibition Prints Torn to Shreds After Pop-Up Show in Halifax

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We’re not sure what it is about destroying one’s own work, but it seems Robert Frank, the photographer behind the iconic photobook The Americans, will be jumping on board with this trend following a pop-up exhibition at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifa, Nova Scotia. Read more…

Fantastic Vintage Photos of Women at Work During WWII

A woman is trained to work on an engine installation at the Douglas Aircraft Company, 1942.

A woman is trained to work on an engine installation at the Douglas Aircraft Company, 1942.

Rosie the Riveter was more than a cultural World War II icon. To many women at the time, Rosie the Riveter was a person, an idea they aspired to while their husbands, brothers and fathers were overseas, fighting day in and day out. Read more…

If You Try to Publish a Picture of this Statue in Denmark, You’d Better be Ready to Pay Up

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One of Denmark’s most photographed attractions, a Little Mermaid statue, comes with a strange caveat: it can’t be photographed. Or rather, a photograph of it can’t be used in a publication of any sort, even for journalistic purposes, without a big fat invoice finding its way to your door. Read more…

Jay Maisel’s Iconic NYC 190 Bowery Building Reportedly Up For Sale

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Photographer Jay Maisel has spent the past five decades living, working and exhibiting his work in the iconic building at 190 Bowery in Manhattan that he calls home. A home which, according to a report by Crain’s, is up for sale on RFR Realty. Details, however, are scarce as both Maisel and RFR are keeping pretty quiet. Read more…