Normalmente não conhecemos os fotógrafos de imagens tão famosas. Por isso, Tim Mataoni fotografou esses artistas com suas fotos mais marcantes.
Em seu livro intitulado Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends, Mataoni exibe fotografias no formato Polaroid, onde fotógrafos reconhecidos por sua contribuição à história contam sobre sua trajetória até o clique perfeito.
Tim conta que criou este projeto para mostrar que nos dias de hoje todos podemos ser fotógrafos, porém poucos conseguimos tirar fotografias emblemáticas como estas inspirações que encontramos em seu livro, dando rosto para estas imagens icônicas.
“Sem estas pessoas e seus conhecimentos de fotografia, estes momentos não estariam lá para nós compreendermos e apreciarmos através do tempo“, Mataoni comenta.
Peshawar, Paquistão, 1984. “I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula.” – Steve McCurry
Ali vs. Liston – 25/05/1965 – Lewiston, Maine
Mary Ellen Mark
“I am holding my photograph of Ram Prakash Singh and his beloved elephant Shyama – taken in 1990. Ram Prakash Singh was the ringmaster of “The Great Golden Circus” – The photograph was done in Ahmedabad India – This was part of my Indian Circus Project – I love India and I love the circus so photographing eighteen circuses all around India was an incredible experience – Unfortunately Shyama died a few months after this photograph was taken – Supposedly he succumbed to a poisoned chapatti – Ram Prakash Singh was heartbroken – me also”. – Mary Ellen Mark
“Originally an inside opener for Rolling Stone cover story of Nirvana in conjunction with the release of “In Utero”, my first Polaroid (with Negative) was by far the most emotional and revealing of his spirit. Two months later Kurt died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. This photograph became the memorial Rolling Stone cover”. Mark Seliger
“Cats Story shot for National Geographic. The director Thomas Kennedy asked me to shoot an entire story about “Cats”. He did not want it to be typical! So problem solving this assignment was good fun. The Russian Blue Cat and Ballerina legs was inspired by George Balanchine – he used the idea of cats landing always on their toes to teach his dancers. ’93 ” – Karen Kuehn
“No one knew such a beautiful warm day would serve as the backdrop to one of the most painful and confusing events to the heart of mankind. This picture is one small part of such a huge event that ties the threads of thousands of stories and millions of people together. Written words will never convey the whole scope of the event, nor even summarize the sounds, the smells or even the voices that are frozen in my memory bank from that day. I did the best job I could in photographing 9/11 so that future generations would have an idea of the scope of what happened, to have the evidence of how innocence can so easily be snatched away in a razor’s edged moment of time. My hope is that in time the wounds and pain will heal and that wisdom and peace will prevail among the darkness of this event, so that humanity can move forward into a time of grace and understanding”. – Lyle Owerko
“Brian Epstein – Beatles’ manager – had just told them they were number one in America – and I was coming with them to New York – 1964″. – Harry Benson
“The picture I am holding was snapped in 1974 just across the street from my apartment in New York’s Central Park. It has been 38 years since that event and sadly I have lost track of the participants”. – Elliot Erwitt
“This is from my Evening with Marilyn”. – Douglas Kirkland
“The magic of photography happens when you don’t see what’s coming next”. – Brian Smith
“This is Virunga, the first National Park in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Silverback Mountain Gorilla, along with 6 females, had been killed by a group trying to intimidate conservation rangers into being less proactive in their efforts against poaching & illegal charcoal making. There are only about 40 of these Silverbacks in the world, so the Rangers were devastated at the assassination. This procession went on for about 5 kms, moving the 600 pound body over hills & through the forest. Mostly this was done in silence, very unusual for Africans at labor. The D.R.C. is the world’s worst war since WWII. 5.4 million dead since 1996. I covered that war for a long time but this pic is the first crossover image I made. I think it talks about conservation issue but it also talks about what happens when war reduces people to a survivalist group & corrupt businessmen ruthlessly exploiting the assets of the region with no view to the future. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10″
05/06/1968 – Bill Eppridge
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