The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

British photographer Karl Taylor filmed the famous portrait of Salvador Dalí, 1948, "Atomic Dali" Philippe Halsman. According to the photographer, the hardest thing was preparing for the shooting: team Taylor had to pick up the same props as in the original picture, so to build light and to find an actor similar to the Spanish artist.

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

"Atomic Dali" is one of the most famous images in the world of art. Taylor it is so inspiring that he decided to make his own version: "This is my favorite picture ever since I can remember. Probably it is to him I owe my specialty is photographing fast moving fluids and falling objects."

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

Surrealist composition "Atomic Dali" and accurate shooting perfectly represents the spirit of creativity of the famous artist. To the creation of this picture, Dali has pushed his own work "Atomic Leda". Film props: in fact, the painting "Atomic Leda", a chair, a bucket of water, a footrest, an easel, three flying cats, and the artist who the photographer is, as usual, offered to jump.

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

In order to properly arrange all this in the frame, it took 28 attempts. The final result was first published in LIFE magazine in 1948. In the modern version of the picture Taylor decided to replace the cats with a toaster and "melted" clock, from the painting "the Persistence of memory": ""Since the clock and bread were the common elements in Dali's paintings, I felt that it will be a worthy replacement for the cats."

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

First of all, team Taylor has prepared a background and walls, using as a reminder the original photo. Now I need to put the same light. The subjects in the frame was hung by special wires from all sides highlighted. It was difficult to make the actor jump in the right position, and the water that is repeatedly spilt from the bucket artist Adebanji, was moving along the same path as on the original photo.

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

After careful analysis of the pictures Halsman Taylor found the key points that are important for its accurate reconstruction.

Then the photographer invited the BBC and the operators captured it all on video.

The photographer shot the iconic photo of Salvador Dali, replacing the cats with a toaster

An exact copy of Taylor's turned to the 29-th is on one effort more, than when shooting the original photo.

Keywords: UK | Copy | Salvador Dali | Photography | Photographers | Artists

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