A picture is a moment in time, eternally captured, yet forever lost. It is, in essence, proof of the past. Iconic images are taken when the camera clicks just at the right moment. But what of the people behind the photographs? For the past five years, Tim Mantoani has made it his job to capture these photographers holding their most iconic image. As a personal touch he made each photographer write a short story about the image. According to Tim “Cameras did not make these photographs, the photographers did. . . . history would not have been recorded through their eyes and these moments they hold would not exist for our observation.”
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.