Saturday, July 21, 2012
Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali
Posted by Jay at 12:04 PM
If you thought Li Wei's unphotoshopped photographs of levitating men looks impressive, you probably haven't seen the most epic of all jump shots: Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali.
This image is just one of 28 attempts by the artist and photographer duo at creating a true instance of suspended animation. This was made around the time that Halsman was working on his Jumpology project where subjects where asked to pose for him in one of the most unorthodox ways: the jump shot. Here, the pair took it a step further by involving flying cats, cascading waters, and a jumping Dali.
There's more information about Dali Atomicus on its Wikipedia page. Iconic Photos also has a nice write-up on the collaboration between Philippe Halsman and Salvador Dali, including outtakes on their several attempts at this one epic shot. If you're looking for more jump shots, be sure to check out the previous entry on Philippe Halsman's Jumpology project as well.