Friday, March 11, 2011

Picture of the Day: "Dali Atomicus"

Salvador Dali, the great surrealist, is featured in this photo by Philippe Halsman.

“Dali Atomicus” by Philippe Halsman.
This photograph was shot live. It took 26 attempts, & over five hours to get it to look like this. Halsman would count, & on ‘four’, Salvador Dali would leap in the air, three assistants would throw cats, one other assistant would chuck the bucket of water, & Halsman’s wife would hold the chair as Halsman took the picture.

Above text from Gala Darling Blog.

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