Philippe Halsman's "Dali Atomicus" is one of the most famous images ever, notable for its complex composition and remarkable timing that captured the soul of its famous subject. This modern re-creation goes to painstaking effort to replicate the original, and the process is very neat to watch.
Halsman's 1948 portrait of Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali is an intricate image that still stands out for its ability to capture the imagination, much like its subject:
As Taylor notes, it took him 29 attempts to get the image just right, one more than the original. However, just like Halsman's, I think the time and effort were well worth it.
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