Dalí loved to be photographed, in fact today there are many photos of the artist present in books, magazines and online sites.
Dalí was an avant-garde, eccentric, highly expressive and over the top compared to any other artist; subject of study and object of worship for the most famous photographers in the world.
Dalí e la Fotografia
Many photographers worked with Dalí throughout his artistic career. Probably the most prolific was the Latvian Philip Halsman, who established a collaboration with Dalí, starting in 1941, which lasted 37 years, and which produced some of the artist’s most intense and memorable images.
“For me, photography can be an extremely serious job or, on the contrary, very fun. Capturing the elusive truth with a camera is often a frustrating endeavor. Instead, trying to create an image from nothing, alive only in my mind, can be an exhilarating game, especially if I’m playing with Salvador Dalí. We are like accomplices. Whenever an unusual idea crosses my mind, I ask it to be the hero of my photography, generating a mutual stimulus to creativity. “