Return of the "Discovery" expedition from Antartica in 1931 (the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration).
*Those who did not get the memo about camel and navy were excluded from the group portrait, and consequently, the annuls of history.
NASA T-38 Talon training aircrafts.
Spanish matador Antonio Ordóñez getting a pep talk from long time friend Ernest Hemingway before a bullfight in 1959.
If Hemingway gave Ordóñez the same advice he gave friend A.E. Hotchner the day Hotchner became a matador, it went something like this:
"You only have to do three things. Number one: Look tragic... Number two: when you get to the ring, people are watching you. Don't lean on anything; it's ugly for the suit. And number three: if the photographers come toward you, put your right foot forward; it's sexier."
White Center. Mark Rothko, 1950.
Carrefour. Alexander Calder, 1974.
Tyrannosaurus Rex at the American Museum of Natural History. Elliot Erwin, 1953.
Richard Feynman and the hardest physics problem in the world.
The Hockney Swimmer. Michael Childers, 1978.
Porsche 911, perhaps the sexiest car on earth.
Rivals Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe making small talk before their match at Wimbledon in 1980. Well, more McEnroe talking and Borg just...not.
"I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."
—William F. Buckley, Jr.
Mark Hamill on set in Tunisia for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Spring, 1976).
Tony Hawk, 1987.
Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
Childhood gum of choice.
Wall Game at Eton College, one of the school's oldest traditions. The origins of the game are lost in time but the first recorded game was in 1766. The object of the game is to get the ball to either end of the wall and score a goal...which has not happened since 1909.
Eton College student enthusiastically takes to one of a handful of "extracurricular activities" most likely not sanctioned by the school.
Physicist, Jeremy T. Bailey, consults a local for directions to the South Pole.
Pablo Picasso with French model Bettina Graziani in his Cannes Villa, La Californie, 1955.
Jacques Cousteau and crew examine Italian pottery discovered in a 2,200 year old Greek ship (January, 1954).
Pelé. Andy Warhol, circa 1977.
Phoenix Park on a Sunday, Dublin. Evelyn Hofer, 1966.
Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya.
A 20 year-old John McEnroe relaxes at home* in 1979. He would go on to win the U.S. Open that same year.
*That lamp probably called his ball out.
NASA astronauts of Apollo 10, 1969.
"We have your satellite. If you want it back, send 20 billion in Martian money. No funny business or you will never see it again."*
*Written on a wall in a hall at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, California, after losing contact with the Mars Polar Lander in December 1999.
Red Celia. David Hockney, 1984.
Michael Jackson clowning around with his former bodyguard, Laurence Tureaud (aka Mr. T).
William Eggleston at home. Among being lauded for his work as a photographer, his taste in wallpaper, though lesser known, is just as deft.