LIFE: Part One

LIFE

Taking a break from the usual YDDoI posts (at least until I figure out how to put multiple galleries in one post). I present to you a collection of my favorite underrated and perhaps less famous photographs from LIFE’s photo archives. Some of them which I have printed, framed and hanging on my bedroom wall and around the house πŸ™‚

JFK and Daughter, 1958

JFK and Daughter, 1958

“Sen. John F. Kennedy (L) playing peek-a-boo with his daughter Caroline in her crib.”
Photographer: Ed Clark

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1967

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1967

“Portrait of artist Georgia O’Keeffe sitting on the roof of her house at Ghost Ranch.”
Photographer: John Loengard
Ingrid Bergman, 1949

Ingrid Bergman, 1949

“Actress Ingrid Bergman (foreground) attracts curiosity of local women in the village where she is on location for the film “Stromboli”.
Photographer: Gordon Parks
Ballerinas, 1936

Ballerinas, 1936

“Ballerinas standing on window sill in rehearsal room at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet.”
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Jack and Bobby, 1960

Jack and Bobby, 1960

“Presidential candidate Jack Kennedy conferring w. his brother & campaign organizer Bobby Kennedy in hotel suite as they are silhouetted by the sunlight coming through the drawn window drapes .”
Photographer: Hank Walker
The Duke and The Duchess of Windsor, 1956

The Duke and The Duchess of Windsor, 1956

The Duck and The Duchess of Windsor jumping for Halsman’s camera.
Photographer: Philippe Halsman
Dali Atomicus, 1948

Dali Atomicus, 1948

“In 1941 Halsman met the surrealist artist Salvador DalΓ­ and they began to collaborate in the late 1940s. The 1948 work Dali Atomicus explores the idea of suspension, depicting three cats flying, a bucket of thrown water, and Salvador DalΓ­ in mid air. The title of the photograph is a reference to DalΓ­’s work Leda Atomica which can be seen in the right of the photograph behind the two cats. Halsman reported that it took 28 attempts to be satisfied with the result.
Photographer: Philippe Halsman

The Fab Four, 1964

The Fab Four, 1964

“(L-R) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon & Ringo Starr of the Beatles, taking a dip in a swimming pool.”
Photographer: John Loengard
Jackson Pollock, 1949

Jackson Pollock, 1949

“Painter Jackson Pollock working in his studio, cigarette in mouth, dropping paint onto canvas.”
Photographer: Martha Holmes
The Mahatma, 1946

The Mahatma, 1946

“Indian ldr. Mohandas Gandhi reading as he sits cross-legged on floor next to a spinning wheel which looms in the foreground as a symbol of India’s struggle for independence, at home.”
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
The Winter of Ernest Hemingway, 1958-59

The Winter of Ernest Hemingway, 1958-59

“..Ernest Hemingway was 60 years old when this photo was made, and he told LIFE’s editor after it appeared in their pages;”This was the best picture I ever had taken”.
Photographer: John Bryson
Pablo Picasso, 1949

Pablo Picasso, 1949

“Artist Pablo Picasso “painting” with light at the Madoura Pottery.”
Photographer: Gjon Mili
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14 comments
  1. msha3erha said:

    I liked 2 of them only

    1- Jack and Bobby
    2- The Winter of Ernest Hemingway

    Hanging these photos on walls?!! A bit depressing I think

    • What a fine choice πŸ˜‰
      Well, it depends on the picture itself. You see, I only have two frames hanging on my wall, and the prints change almost every three weeks or so. I try as much as I can to avoid anything “depressing”, whether if it was a print of a photograph or a painting.
      From this post I only had the Dali Atomicus up for a while (since I’m a huge fan of Halsman and Dali). I certainly don’t want drunk Hemingway kicking a can to be the first thing I look at in the morning. πŸ˜›
      Btw madri laish your comment was detected as spam :S T,hagain wordpress m3alig or something?

  2. msha3erha said:

    Hmmm I think yes wordpress has some issues these days cuz I got your comment as a spam today as well !!!!

  3. Moos said:

    Great stuff! The women in the middle in the Gordon Parks’ reminded me of Death in the film “The Seventh Seal” … and I loved loved, like LOVED LOVED, the Dali photo and also the Picasso one πŸ™‚

    • Hah you’re right! Their overexposed faces look as if they’re wearing masks πŸ˜€ I’ve been meaning to watch The Seventh Seal ever since Mark wrote about it once in his blog, but unfortunately I could not get a hold of it on DVD and I looked everywhere! 6ab3an by everywhere I mean those Kuwaiti websites that deliver DVDs right to your doorstep.

  4. F. said:

    Great idea printing these ang hanging them up around the house…I find that quite fabulous!

  5. Hope said:

    “JFK and Daughter” This one beats them All
    U’ve got quite a great taste in photos
    no wonder u’re a great photographer =]
    can’t wait 4 part 2

  6. msha3erha said:

    Em66awel part 2 ?? πŸ˜₯

    • Omg sorry tawni astaw3ib ena part one was months ago 😐 Ambeeh fashla wallah. Khala9 ilyoum banazil kil ilposts ele 3inde bil drafts. πŸ˜›
      Again, I’m terribly sorry.

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