Posts Tagged ‘iconic’

Platon Tells the Powerful Story Behind His Portrait of Nine Civil Rights Heroes

It seems CNN is planning to do a whole series with famed portraitist Platon, because only a couple of weeks after they released his BTS account of the portrait he took of Vladimir Putin, they’ve put out another, much more powerful video. Read more…

Lomo Brings Back the Iconic, 50-Year-Old Russar MR-2 Wide Angle Lens

Lomography’s already has some experience partnering with Russian lens manufacturers. And given how successful the Zenit partnership and Lomo’s recreation of the Petzval lens has been, they’ve decided to do it again, this time with the Russar+. Read more…

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo, the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper

As of yesterday, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. And in honor of one of the longest-living operating systems, the above video takes a look at the story behind what is arguably XP’s most recognized quality: the ‘Bliss’ wallpaper that came stock on every machine. Read more…

BTS: Recreating Iconic Hollywood Portraits Using Photographers As Models

Photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze recently took a unique approach to recreating some of the classic Hollywood portraits of days gone by. Using a group of extremely talented female photographers, Bryce and Kunze had these lovely ladies act as models for the recreations. Read more…

UK Roller Coaster Workers Recreate Iconic ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ Photo from 1932

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The photo above probably looks very familiar to you. Steel workers, eating lunch, sitting up very high in the air… rings a bell doesn’t it? If you still haven’t figured it out, the image above is a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the iconic 1932 photo “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” by Charles C. Ebbets. Read more…

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

Bill Eppridge's iconic 1965 work documented the horrors of heroin addiction in New York City.

Mar 04, 2014 · TJ Donegan

Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot

This TV Spot is the height of creativity, and we absolutely love it. In 50 seconds and one uninterrupted flowing video shot, UK directing duo US and advertising agency Grey (the guys behind the amazing exploding spices commercial) pay tribute to six completely unique, culturally iconic images by expertly recreating one after the other. Read more…

NASA Takes You Inside Apollo 8, Recreates Experience of Taking Iconic Earthrise Photo

When it comes to iconic imagery, there are few individual photographers who can best NASA. From the pale blue dot, to the blue marble, to the amazing photo of Bruce McCandless II floating out into space on the first ever untethered space walk, NASA’s got quite a repository of amazing imagery.

One of those iconic images, dubbed AS8-14-2383 but better known as Earthrise, is about to turn 45 years old on Christmas Eve. And so NASA thought it appropriate to share the story of how luck and teamwork helped the astronauts of Apollo 8 capture this photo. Read more…

Does This Photo Show an Iconic Photo In the Making?

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Gizmodo writer Attila Nagy was browsing through the Boston Public Library’s Flickr stream recently when the above photograph by Leslie Jones caught his eye. He noticed that the scene in the background looked strangely similar to another, much more iconic, photo: “Night View, New York” by Berenice Abbott.

That got him wondering: could the figure seen in the foreground of the photograph actually be Berenice Abbott on the night she made her famous image?
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Iconic Photos Re-Created Using Play-Doh

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When Eleanor Macnair made her first Play-Doh re-creation of a famous photo, she had no idea how big her little project would hit it. But only a little over a month after launching a Tumblr to display her work, she’s gotten more publicity than she could have expected. Read more…