8 Şubat 2012 Çarşamba

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995), Alman asıllı ABD'li haber fotoğrafçısı. Diktatörlerin, sinema yıldızlarının ve kralların fotoğraflarını çekmiştir. Gene bir haber fotoğrafçısı olan Erich Salomon'dan etkilenmiştir. Live dergisinde çalışmıştır ve fotoğraflari yayınlanmıştır.

The tumultuous celebration of V-J Day in Times Square, New York City, 1945. 
"In Times Square on V.J. Day, I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing every girl in sight. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder. Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed. I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse...I took exactly four pictures. It was done within a few seconds." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt 

" When Hitler and Mussolini met on June 13, 1934, in Venice, Mussolini was the big shot. It was the first meeting between the two dictators, and the last time Hitler appeared in mufti, before taking full power. Two months later, Hitler became the Fuhrer of the Third Reich." 
 Alfred Eisenstaedt

A mother and her child in the bombed landscape of Hiroshima, Japan, 1946.



Atomic scientists Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer compare notes at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, 1947.
"I was so excited about photographing these two great scientists that I at first forgot to put film in my camera. When I discovered it, I sneaked out pretending that something was wrong with my camera." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Marlene Dietrich,Berlin,1928
"At the annual Pressball in the famous Hotel Adlon, Dietrich wore tails and pants, which was unheard of at that time. She had to stand very still because the exposure was always between half a second and a second. If someone moved I had to take the picture over again." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Children watching the story of "Saint George and the Dragon," at the puppet theater in the Tuileries, Paris, 1963.

Katharine Hepburn

Stork Club Powder room, 1944

Lesson at La Scalas Ballet School Milan Italy 1934

Clark Gable

Ernest Hemingway

Marilyn Monroe
"When I photographed Marilyn Monroe, I mixed up my cameras -one had black-and-white film, the other color. I took many pictures.Only two color ones came out all right. My favorite picture of Marilynhangs always on the wall in my office. It was taken on the little patioof her Hollywood house."  

                               Alfred Eisenstaedt

Nurses at Roosevelt Hospital,New York City, 1937.
"In 1937, the executive editor of LIFE was Daniel Longwell, who gave me the assignment at Roosevelt Hospital. I am often asked if editors tell photographers exactly what to shoot. At LIFE the photographer was an individualist, and he could photograph anything he wanted to. Nobody told him anything. But Longwell had one wish about the hospital story. 'Alfred,' he said, 'you can do anything, but I don't want to see any blood.' How different from LIFE today." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Dali and Gala

Robert Kennedy

Waiters watching Sonya Henie skate, St. Moritz, 1932

Headwaiter Rene Breguet brings aperitifs to English guests at the skating rink of the Grand Hotel, Saint-Moritz 1932.


Dancers pause in the window of their dancing room at the Balanchine School of the American Ballet Theatre,New York City, 1936.


"In Italy, I photographed a gala evening at La Scala. This was one of my first pictures with a Leica on a tripod. Suddenly I saw a lovely young society girl sitting next to an empty box. From that box I took this picture, with the girl in the foreground... Without the girl I would not have had a memorable picture." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

The famous Clock in the old Pennsylvania Station, New York City, 1943.

Winston Churchhill gives the victory sign at a political rally, Liverpool, 1951.
"While in England I also covered the election campaign of the Conservative Party and traveled with Churchill for several days. He became Prime Minister two weeks after this picture was taken. In Liverpool I caught him dozing a little on the dais before his speech. When the band started to play the National Anthem, his son Randolph tapped him on the shoulder and up shot his fingers like a viper." 
Alfred Eisenstaedt

President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, 1961