Atomic Dali

It seems that even a child knows this masterpiece. A well-known photograph depicting the legendary Salvador Dali in a jump was made in 1948 by the famous photographer Philippe Halsman and was dedicated to the beginning of the atomic age, as well as Dali's "Atomic Leda." In addition, two geniuses have set themselves the task of making surrealism a reality.
Philip Halsman always had his own companyhandwriting - he was one of the first to shoot people in a jump and thanks to this he became incredibly famous. "It is in the jump that the true essence of the people being photographed is revealed," he said repeatedly.
The history of this photo is amazing, especially for our digital generation of Photoshop and mouse clicks.
Atomic Dali
You can imagine that this shot took more than 6 hours, about 30 jumps and a whole army of assistants. It was they who tossed the poor cats and spilled a bucket of water towards them.
By shooting such a photo today, any photographerEach time you click the shutter, you can see the result on the screen of your camera. On that day, Phillippe Halsman was tireless: every time after the bird flew out, he went to show the film and, appreciating what was received, took up the next shot. At the expense of "THREE!" - a cast of cats and water, at the expense of "FOUR!" - Dali's jump. If you jumped too late - reshoot! The assistants needed to be given time to wipe the floor and pacify the cats. If an assistant is in the shot - reshoot! Water has got on Dali - peresnjat! Cats ran into Dali - again to resample! And so 6 hours in a row.

Atomic Dali
Incidentally, originally Hulsman wanted insteadwater to pour milk, but the idea had to be abandoned, fearing accusations of waste (do not forget, 1948 - post-war time). Having refused milk, they wanted to blow up the cat (!), In order to fully demonstrate the atomic reality. But this idea had to be abandoned, fearing accusations of squandering ... cats.

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