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Lufthansa Hired The Photographer Who Clicked Famous Windows XP Wallpaper For New Wallpaper Photos And He Fuckin’ Delivered

A picture is worth a thousand words.

I’m a firm believer that a picture can convey many things that words cannot. This is definitely true for XP’s iconic wallpaper ‘Bliss’. According to an estimate, more that 1 billion people have seen it, making it the most viewed picture in the world. The photographer behind this blissful pictures is Charles O’ Rear.

And he’s still creating “the next generation of wallpapers” after 21 years.

I am turning seventy-six and realize how much the Microsoft Bliss photograph has meant to my life. As the photographer of the most viewed photo in history, I have enjoyed every minute of the fame.

I am thrilled to create for Lufthansa a sequel to the “Bliss” photo on smart phones so that my views of other beautiful places can continue to be enjoyed by millions of people. After all, smart phones have become the primary place for the world to see new and interesting photography. And, I’m glad to be part of it.

-Charles O’Rear

More info: newanglesofamerica.com

The photographer behind the iconic picture ‘Bliss’.

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He captured ‘Bliss’ with a medium format camera while in Sonoma County, California on his way to see his girlfriend.

Via Charles O’Rear

He has enjoyed every bit of the fame ‘bliss’ presented him with.

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So now he is going to create ‘the next generation of wallpapers’.

Maroon Bells (Colorado)

Via Charles O’Rear

Peek-A-Boo Slot (Utah)

Via Charles O’Rear

White Pocket (Arizona)

Via Charles O’Rear

He is thrilled to create something new.

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More information in the video below.

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