Photographer behind 'Bliss' Windows XP Wallpaper, enters smartphone arena

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by cybershot, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    New Angles of America | Lufthansa

    (Apologies if shit loads of adverts in the link, I have an ad-blocker)

    I'm sure we all know the story of the guy who took the photo for the Windows XP original desktop background wallpaper, which is considered the most viewed photo ever.

    Lufthansa bizarrely asked him to do a batch of wallpapers for smartphones, of which the high res versions can be downloaded from the above link.

    Maroon Bells (Colorado)

    Peek-A-Boo Slot (Utah)

    White Pocket (Arizona)
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  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    The green hill one? I saw a picture of it on fire recently on Twitter. :(
  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Fake news.
  4. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I took it as symbolic of the death of XP. :)
  5. abe11825

    abe11825 Like to take a cement fix

    I had to Google the image... I liked XP but vaguely remembered the background picture until I searched it. I didn't know it had a name! That's actually kind of neat how he became famous for the image, but at the same time, "what took him so long" to get into the smartphone arena?
  6. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Probably because no one was paying him to do it! Although 'Bliss' wasn't taken for the intention of being a desktop background. Microsoft picked it, and probably didn't pay very much for it! Although it's never been disclosed. All we do know is

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