by Jo Bradford in New Photography on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Tim Mantoani has just brought out a book of his photographic series, Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends, which consists of 150 portraits shot on 20” x 24” Polaroid film. The portraits are of world-class photographers with their iconic images.

Mataoni feels that people need to understand that iconic images don’t just happen, that there is an artist behind the lens who creates them: ‘Without these people and their understanding of photography, these moments would not be there for us to understand and appreciate over the course of time’, he says.
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