In 1948, far before Photoshop was introduced to mankind, there was a painter and photographer dynamic duo that created outlandish portraits. Of course I'm talking about Salvador Dali and Philippe Halsman. Time Magazine recently released this awesome video explaining just how the team was able to get these great shots.
Narrated by Halsman's daughter, Irene Halsman, the short shows off some of the pair's collaborations and focuses on Halsman's photograph, "Dali Atomicus," a version of Dali's painting, "Leda Atomicus." As you watch, it's hard not to think "How the hell did they create these images in the 1940s?" Or at least that's what I was thinking. Halsman's monolouge in the middle makes me want to be a better photographer, to truly strive to capture the essence of the subject. He did just that: he photographed over 100 Life Magazine covers in his time, every one a beautiful image.
Before there was Photoshop, artist Salvador Dalí and photographer Philippe Halsman collaborated to create this magical, gravity-defying scene. http://ti.me/2bqODfNPosted by TIME on Sunday, August 14, 2016
When I think of some of today's photographers, I am not sure that many would have the patience to throw 3 cats and water 26 times to get the shot. Sure, we have Photoshop today and could easily recreate this image. But when's the last time you did a shot like this? Have you ever put together something similar? I'm gonna dig out my film camera and see what I can do. Share some of your one-shot images below!