Photo by Aoi Kotsuhiroi
Clara Bow photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920s.
"Dalí Atomicus" by Philippe Halsman. (x)
From MoMA’s Website:
"While living in Paris in the 1930s, photographer Philippe Halsman became acquainted with artists of the Surrealist circle. Beginning in the late 1940s, he collaborated with painter Salvador Dalí on a variety of photographic projects. Dalí Atomicus, perhaps the most iconic image to emerge from this collaboration, is a portrait of Dalí inspired by his painting Leda Atomica (1949). The painting appears in the photograph, to the right of an easel, chairs, cats, water, and Dalí himself, all suspended above the ground. It took them 28 attempts at staging this image before they were satisfied with the composition.”
Just to be clear… They threw those cats in the air and doused them in water TWENTY-EIGHT TIMES. TWENTY. EIGHT. Those would be some royally pissed-off kitties. That, friends, is serious dedication to one’s art.
Photograph of Anais Nin on the cover of Realism and Reality, 1946.
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain…
(Ca.1920 by an unknown photographer. Found here: x)