You’ll Flip at These 5 Famous Photos Given New History Via Artistic Extension

Classic photos, added illustrations
Iconic photos get some additional pencilwork. (Image:

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.


Rothstein is an artist living in San Francisco who works with all sorts of materials. Some of her work is used to teach photography on the Udemy course website.

1. Abbey Road



Abbey Road

The Beatles’ famous ‘Abbey Road’ album cover. (Image:

Beatles get hot dogs

Now you know why they crossed Abbey Road. (Image:

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

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali, as weird as ever. (Image:

Salvador Dali with whoopie cushion

Oh, he was just setting up a prank. (Image:

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

Michael Phelps’ ferocious swimming photo. (Image:

Michael Phelps

But there’s an even more ferocious swimmer behind him. (Image:

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

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is too beautiful for the camera. (Image:

Audrey Hepburn

But that won’t stop her from lurking on your Facebook page. (Image:

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

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams photo of a peculiar leaning tree. (Image:

Ansel Adams

How do you think the tree got that way? (Image:

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”?

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