If you've ever been curious about who the photographers are behind some of the most iconic images of our time, take a moment today and go through Tim Mantoani's Photographer Portraits. A photographer himself, Mantoani started this project back in December 2006, when he decided to put away his digital camera and try shooting with a 2024 Polaroid. What followed was an amazing and personal journey.
Here's how he describes it.
“It has been the most rewarding project I have shot to date. I do not have a trust fund, I am not independently wealthy, I refinanced my home to do this. (Did I mention I have the greatest wife in the world?) Believe in yourself. Remember, the rollercoaster is more fun than the merry-go-round.”
Mantoani's currently working on finding a sponsor to help with an exhibit of all of the 2024 images. To date, he's shot over 120 photographers. The goal? To travel this show around the world and have a book out in the fall of 2010.
Via Feature Shoot.