Each of the original, classic versions of these photos has a story all its own, but illustrator Hannah Rothstein brings her perspective, via her art, into the picture.
Hand her a pencil, and she’ll draw you a memory.
1. Abbey Road
It’s the unmistakable cover from the Beatles last album recorded together. How many of you ever wondered why they crossed the road? Now we know. It was to grab some of those posh British hot dogs that I’ve never tasted.
2. Salvador Dali
This unmistakable photograph of one of the world’s most eccentric artists wasn’t just him showing off his mustache. He was caught in the act of setting off a very flatulent prank.
3. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps took gold home for the USA at the Olympics. Did you ever think what his training regimen must have been? That iconic photo shows a man determined to power through the water. But when you’ve got a shark on your tail, all the more so.
4. Audrey Hepburn
This photo of a young, innocent-looking Audrey Hepburn wasn’t so innocent at all. How didn’t we know that even before Facebook, or before laptops existed, she was stalking people on a pre-Facebook prototype website and laptop?
5. Ansel Adams
The man who defined landscape photography by taking pictures of the most breathtaking nature on Earth had ways to make nature bend to his will. Were those photographs truly natural, or were they way “overblown”?