Archive for the 'Photography Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was the Famous Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima Photograph Staged?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the world of photography and whether they are true or false. PHOTOGRAPHY URBAN LEGEND: Joe Rosenthal’s photograph, “Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima,” was staged. As we end Memorial Day this year, I thought it would be nice to clear up […]

Did Men’s Fitness Photoshop Someone Else’s Biceps on to Andy Roddick on a Cover of the Magazine?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: Men’s Fitness gave Andy Roddick someone else’s biceps for the cover of the magazine. NOTE: I […]

Were Life Magazine’s Famous Photos of the D-Day Invasion Blurry Because the Photographer’s Hands Were Shaking?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: A series of photos of the Normandy landing during D-Day by famed war photographer Robert Capa […]

Was Robert Doisneau’s “The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville” Really a Candid Shot?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the world of photography and whether they are true or false. PHOTOGRAPHY URBAN LEGEND: Robert Doisneau’s “The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville” was a candid shot. While obviously Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V–J day in Times Square” photograph of a soldier spontaneously celebrating […]

Is One of the Most Famous Abraham Lincoln Photographs Really Lincoln’s Head Super-Imposed on Another Person’s Body?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the world of photography and whether they are true or false. PHOTOGRAPHY URBAN LEGEND: A famous photograph of Abraham Lincoln is actually a picture of Lincoln’s head superimposed on another man’s body! To put the following into context, do note that photographs […]

Were a Group of Ivy League Schools Taking Nude Photos of Their Students for Decades?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the world of photography and whether they are true or false. PHOTOGRAPHY URBAN LEGEND: A variety of Ivy Leagues took nude photos of most of their incoming freshmen for decades. While the topic had been come up here and there over the […]

How the Heck Did Oprah’s Head Land on Ann-Margaret’s Body?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: TV Guide once put Oprah Winfrey’s head on Ann-Margaret’s body for a cover. Nowadays, we’re a […]