Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Feininger Got His Clicks On Route 66

January 7, 2014
   Went home for lunch and whipped out another take on Andreas Feininger, the Life magazine photographer who took the most famous photograph of Route 66, ever.

Andreas Feininger: Eye On The Sky

   I also did a scratchboard version but the board was not Essdee and it flaked a bit too much:

Slide #6? Feininger's take with bus in photo

   Take a close look at the details, the hitchhiker, the cars, the burger stand at left. Now, here is another frame taken, probably right after. Andrea seems to have moved his tripod back, or did he zoom in?

Andreas Feininger "Route 66, Arizona, 1953"

   In the end this is the classic one. Just the right number of cars, giving it a more spread out feel. The first one is too crowded, at least for Selgiman. Ha. Amazing.

"Somehow [Feininger's Slide #7] manages to reference in a single frame, the allure of the open road, the confluence of the man-made and natural worlds and the myth of the inexhaustible American West."
—Editor Ben Cosgrove, Life magazine