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On the Set of John Huston’s Moby Dick

Austrian photographer Erich Lessing goes on the set of John Huston's adaption of Herman Melville's most famous work

Erich Lessing

Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Director, John Huston. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing The American actor Gregory Peck playing Captain Ahab in John Huston's film adapted from the novel by Hermann Melville. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Gregory Peck playing Captain Ahab. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Directer, John Huston. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Gregory Peck entangled in the ropes of his harpoon attached to the mechanical white whale. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing The American film maker John Huston directing the shooting of his film Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing On set for Moby Dick. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Gregory Peck playing Captain Ahab is tied to the mechanical whale used for the movie. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Gregory Peck entangled in the ropes of his harpoon attached to the mechanical white whale. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing Directer, John Huston. Canary Islands, Spain. 1954. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos