storybehindtheshot

The Clash of Palladium and Silver – Photography Article

September 21st, 1979. Forty years ago, British rock photographer, Pennie Smith immortalized the destruction of a Fender P-Bass guitar by Paul Simonon of The Clash on the stage of The Palladium in New York City, on gorgeous B&W 35mm film. Her soft-focus, grainy image with its blown-out highlights and development stains has been dubbed by numerous publications and music fans, “the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Photograph of All-Time.” Ms. Smith originally considered her masterpiece a throwaway. It was only until…

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A Look at ‘Migrant Mother’, An Iconic Photo of the Great Depression – Photography Article

I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel and today I want to analyze an iconic image by photographer Dorothea Lange of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson. It’s known as Migrant Mother. I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. The picture we’re looking at today is a portrait of Thompson with three kids taken in March of 1936 by Dorothea Lange with her 4×5 Graflex…

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One of the Most Iconic Kissing Photos Was Staged – Photography Article

What’s up, photography fans? It’s Martin here from All About Street Photography, and today I want to talk about the story behind the famous photo Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall) by French photographer Robert Doisneau. If you are not familiar with Doisneau, here’s a video I made about his life and work: People like my photos because they see in them what they would see if they stopped rushing about, and took the time…

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