Recreation of the iconic photograph of Salvador Dali
Story of the photo
Philippe Halsman‘s famous photo of surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, made headlines in its original conception in 1948. The image, titled “Dali Atomicus” is famous for its complexity—the shot took 28 takes to get right—and also for the way it captures the imaginative, outlandish quality of many of Dali’s own works. The photo is inspired by Dali’s work, “Lena Atomicus”, which features a woman amongst a number of floating objects. There are many elements at work in the photo produced by Halsman, and they all had to come together at the right time in order to get this revolutionary photo.