According to some calculations, around a billion people have seen the iconic Windows XP wallpaper “Bliss” (“wonder”), making it the most viewed picture in the world. Now, 21 years after taking this picture, Charles O’Rear seeks to produce “the next generation of wallpapers” and they are just as wonderful.
This is Charles O’Rear, the photographer responsible for “Bliss” the famous wallpaper of Windows XP.
O’Rear made his famous photo with a medium format camera in Sonoma County, California, while on his way to see his girlfriend.
At first, the image was sent to Corbis – an American advertising and licensing company – and then Microsoft acquired its rights in 2000, a year before the release of Windows XP.
“I’m going to turn 76 and I realize how much Microsoft’s Bliss photography has meant in my life. As the photographer of the most viewed photo in history, I have enjoyed every minute of fame “
This time, it seeks to produce “the next generation of wallpapers” for smartphone users.
This image is titled Maroon Bells (Colorado).
White Pocket (Arizona)
Peek-A-Boo Slot (Utah)
“I’m excited to create for Lufthansa a sequel to the photo” Bliss “on smartphones so that my vision of other beautiful places can continue to be enjoyed by millions of people”
Via: Panda Curioso
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