Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birth of the cool, birth of the slick, birth of the universe...

I'm trying to decide, whehether this is the single greatest concentration of cool ever photographed:

Miles Davis and Steve McQueen hanging out

Or this is:

A Great Day in Harlem”:

Count Basie, Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Rushing, Horace Silver, and Lester Young (plus others).

However, I'm pretty sure this is the single greatest concentration of "smart" ever photographed:

Top row: A. Piccard, E. Henriot, P. Ehrenfest, Ed. Herzen, Th. De Donder, E. Schrödinger, J.E. Verschaffelt, W. Pauli, W. Heisenberg, R.H. Fowler, L. Brillouin;

Second row: P. Debye, M. Knudsen, W.L. Bragg, H.A. Kramers, P.A.M. Dirac, A.H. Compton, L. de Broglie, M. Born, N. Bohr;

Third row: I. Langmuir, M. Planck, M. Curie, H.A. Lorentz, A. Einstein, P. Langevin, Ch. E. Guye, C.T.R. Wilson, O.W. Richardson

All photos from: "Awesome People Hanging Out Together"