Monday, January 08, 2007


According to Neatorama Philippe Halsman's most famous 'jump' photograph, Dali-Atomicus, "took 6 hours, 28 jumps, and a roomful of assistants throwing angry cats and buckets of water into the air to get the perfect exposure."

How could anyone not love a photo that features Dali, atomic theory, throwing angry cats and buckets of water?

Ransom Riggs gives the rationale for his picks of 13 Photographs That Changed The World .

I would add the flag being raised at Iwo Jima and certainly something from 9/11, perhaps the cross standing amidst the rubble at Ground Zero.

If you had your own list, which would you add or remove?


At January 08, 2007 10:46 AM, Blogger Raggedy said...

Great link and very thought provoking. The title pictures that changed the world could be applicable to many pictures I have seen. I am sure it would be more of a book than just a few.

Have a wonderful day!
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the Cool Raggedy one

At January 08, 2007 10:59 AM, Blogger nanc said...

great choices, but why only 13?

one photo that changed my own world:

although, not one of "the greats" - reaffirmed to me what my husband had been telling me all along - pregnant women are so beautiful. i was pregnant at about the same time as demi and have a photo of myself in a bikini standing belly to belly with my husband's best friend. it is one of our "priceless" photos - the kids love it. if i can ever figure out the technology of this p.c., i'll send you a copy of it sometime.

At January 08, 2007 11:09 AM, Blogger cube said...

Raggedy: Really, I could think of a few more myself.

nanc: I remember thinking at the time that it was TMI from Demi :-)

BTW when I click on your name, why isn't Curtains listed?

At January 08, 2007 11:56 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i'm hiding from a troll who hates me. and to think, he didn't really even get to know me!

At January 09, 2007 5:39 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I think I would keep all of those, and perhaps add one from 9-11; probably the firefighters raising the flag.

At January 09, 2007 6:17 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: that's a good one too. I'm curious as to why they stopped at just 13. No photographs referring to 9/11 were included and I would most definitely qualify that as a world altering event.


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