In December 2006, photographer Tim Mantoani rented a 20×24 polaroid camera in San Francisco and made portraits of photographers Jim Marshall and Michael Zagaris, each holding their most iconic images. Little did he know that this would be the beginning of a long journey of photographing over 150 famous photographers holding their famous images. This collection of famous photographs and their creators would later be called “Behind Photographs” and made into a book. “We have come to a point in history where we are losing both photographic recording mediums and iconic photographers. While many people are familiar with iconic photographs, the general public has no idea of who created them. This book became a means to do that, the photographer and their photograph in one image.” says the photographer about the book. Visit official website for more images, here are some of our favorite historic photographs.
Jim Marshall and “Sound Check 1969″