Famous Photographers Pose With Their Most Iconic Images by Tim Mantoani

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Famous Photographers Pose With Their Most Iconic Images by Tim Mantoani

  1. 1. Famous Photographers With Their Most Iconic Images By Tim Mantoani HAND PLAY 1
  2. 2. Steve McCurry with his 1984 Kodachrome of a young refugee from Afghanistan in Pakistan. Photo: Tim Mantoani. Steve McCurry holds his 1984 photo of a young woman from Peshawar, Pakistan. “I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula.” 2
  3. 3. Herman Leonard McCadden Space, Hollywood(November 28, 2007) It was early 1948 at the Royal Roost in New York. An afternoon rehearsal game me a unique opportunity to photograph many giants of jazz with my trusty 4x5 Speed Graphic. What a great career! To do what you love and be entertained at the same time! 3
  4. 4. Barbara Bordnick New York(July 31, 2007) In 1977 I was commissioned by Polaroid to create a project to introduce large format Polacolor. I chose to do a calendar of great women in jazz called, “ A Song I Can See” using 8x10 Polacolor. This photograph is of Helen Humes, jazz vocalist, photographed in my studio in NYC, who was on the cover of the calendar 4
  5. 5. Carl Fischer Broadway(May 24, 2007) Muhammad Ali, New York, 1967 5
  6. 6. David Doubilet New York(August 21, 2008) Circle of Barracuda, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. The school of chevron barracudas circled the diver three times and pow they were gone into a dark afternoon sea. The oceans of the world have no straight lines; geometry like a perfect circle is a rare thing, but these barracudas will do this as a defense. 70% of our planet is an ocean. It is a place of infinite hidden beauty. It is a place where light behaves in a very different manner. Global warming/ climate change is about water. Coral reefs where I have spent most of my life are very threatened now— not just from rising temperatures but from the change in ocean chemistry = This is a world where my partner Jennifer Hayes and I go into. It is most of our planet. A world without corners that may be gone by the end of the century. 6
  7. 7. Karen Kuehn San Diego(January 2, 2009) 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 7
  8. 8. Douglas Kirkland San Diego(November 11, 2007) This is from my Evening with Marilyn. 8
  9. 9. Elliott Erwitt NY(June 4, 2008) 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. 9
  10. 10. Jeff Widener Mantoani Studio, San Diego (November 2, 2007) Beijing 1989 10
  11. 11. Jim Marshall Leftspace Studio, San Francisco (December 27, 2006) Signed February 28, 2007 Taken at San Quentin Prison - Sound Check 1969 11
  12. 12. Julius Shulman Shulman Studio, Los Angeles (November 28, 2007) My portrait: a photographer’s responsibility to capture “my essence”! A pleasing reward to respond to my personal procedure – I am called by my good friend, Benedikt Taschen: “One Shot Shulman”’ this “scene” was also a one shot endeavor! Julius Shulman 11/2007 12
  13. 13. Mary Ellen Mark NY(June 3, 2008) I am holding my photograph of Ram Prakash Singh with his beloved elephant Shyama – taken in 1990 . Ram Prakash Singh was the ringmaster of the “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 – June 3, 2008 13
  14. 14. Lyle Owerko with his photograph of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo : Tim Mantoani. Lyle Owerko: “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.” 14
  15. 15. Mark Seliger with his portrait of Kurt Cobain for Rolling Stone. Photo: Tim Mantoani. Mark Seliger: “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 RS cover.” 15
  16. 16. Neil Leifer and his photograph of Ali vs. Liston, May 25, 1965. Photo: Tim Mantoani. 16
  17. 17. Harry Benson with a photo of the Beatles, after Brian Epstein just told them they were number one in America in 1964. Photo: Tim Mantoani. Harry Benson: “Brian Epstein — Beatles’ manager — had just told them they were number one in America, and I was coming with them to New York, 1964.” 17
  18. 18. Brian Smith: “The magic of photography happens when you don’t see what’s coming next.” 18
  19. 19. Brent Stirton: “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. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10 years doing this job; most make less than $10 a month. They’re heroes, there’s just no other word that seems appropriate to describe these incredible African men.” 19
  20. 20. Bill Eppridge with his photo of Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination on June 5, 1968. Photo: Tim Mantoani 20
  21. 21. Nick Ut: In 1972, this picture of a nine-year-old girl, Kim Phuc, fleeing her village after a napalm attack brought the Vietnam War home to many. Although the picture was initially scoffed for having a naked girl at its centre, the shocking nature of napalm attacks silenced the prudes. The picture was so revealing in the nature that President Nixon accused its photographer of staging the photo. 21
  22. 22. Bob Gruen with the famous photograph of John Lennon. NYC, 1974. Photo: Tim Mantoani 22
  23. 23. Jim Marshall Johnny Cash Photo: Tim Mantoani 23
  24. 24. Baron Wolman Hendrix Photo: Tim Mantoani 24
  25. 25. Robert Mcneely -BILL CLINTON “For 6 1/2 years I have followed on Clinton’s heels everyday. One day folling him into the oval office he spun in front of me to speak to someone behind us…It is the best picture i made of him while he was President.” 25
  26. 26. Phil Stern – MARYLIN MONROE (1953) Back in the Fifties, for me to photograph Marilyn Monroe, it was a catch-as-catch-can situation. I did not have her at my disposal the way some photographers did. So the only time I could get her was either surreptitiously or at a photo opportunity. And in that case, it was important for me to try to get a photograph that doesn’t look the same as the others. So I had to watch carefully and if she did anything unusual with her face or expression, I had to be alert enough to snap it. 26
  27. 27. Thomas Mangelsen – CATCH OF THE DAY 27
  28. 28. Davia Hume Kennerly – FIVE PRESIDENTS “Five Presidents at the Reagan Library Dedication, Simi Vally California Nov 4, 1991 – This was the first time five Presidents had ever been together.” 28
  29. 29. Donna Ferrato – LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (1991) 29
  30. 30. Donna De Ceaare – FROM CIVIL WAR TO GANG WAR (1980S) Photo documentary, FROM CIVIL WAR TO GANG WAR, tells the story of displaced children of El Salvador’s civil war now growing up as urban gang warriors in Los Angeles and San Salvador…real life stories of today’s children of war attest to the devastating social costs of neglecting youth. 30
  31. 31. Freo Vuich – TIGER WOODS (2001) Tiger Woods tees off at the 18th hole at the Masters tournament, Georgia, USA.Ranked number one in 2001, he also became the first golfer to hold all four of the major professional titles simultaneously. 31
  32. 32. Lauren Greenfield – FASTFORWARD 1994 “I photographed Beverly Hills High School Senior Ditch Day in Malibu in 1994,” she writes. “Mijanov, in the foreground, was voted ‘Best Physique’ at Beverly High. 14 years later, Mijanov and I are still friends, though we were strangers before this picture.” (Acclaimed documentarian of youth culture – NPR) 32
  33. 33. Ethan Russell – KEITH RICHARDS OF THE ROLLING STONES 1972 “I was traveling with the Stones and … I saw this sign and called Keith over and took two frames … The customs official noticed us and barked, ‘Stop right away or we’ll confiscate the film.’ I stopped. I knew what I had and didn’t want to lose it.” 33
  34. 34. Daniel Cramer – BOB DYLAN AND SALLY GROSSMA (1965) 34
  35. 35. Herman Leonard – SAXOPHONE LEGEND DEXTER GORDON 1948 – “What a great career! To do what you love and to be entertained at the same time!” (Without Herman Leonard, jazz history would be missing many great images – NPR) 35
  36. 36. Chris Rainier – TATTOO ODYSSEY 36
  37. 37. Art Brewer – “SURFING FOREVER” Depicting the Legendary surfer John Kelly, strolling on the Hawaiian coast. 37
  38. 38. Alfred Werthimer – “THE KISS” Elvis Prelsey and his date for the day, Barbara Gray, backstage at the Mosque Theatre, Richmond, VA June 30th, 1956 38
  39. 39. Charles Moore – “KING ON THE POLICE” (1958) Martin Luther King was arrested in 1958 after a discussion with two police officers in Montgomery, Ala., and brought to jail. Charles Moore was then the local newspaper photographer. He followed the group to the police station and shot this image of the imprisoned dissident. The image was distributed by the Associated Press – the beginning of Moore’s career as a photographer. 39
  40. 40. Ron Galella Photo: Tim Mantoani Ron Galella captured this candid and stunning shot of Jackie O in 1971 in New York. 'This was my lucky day!' the photographer said, calling the picture 'offguard, spontaneous, unreleased ... Da Vinci had his Mona Lisa, I got it in my Mona Lisa smile' 40 8/17/2013 Kaohsiung Taiwan R.O.C All photos were taken from internet THE END

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