After 44 years, the Jaws Movie poster has finally been created as an actual photograph

May 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

After 44 years, the Jaws Movie poster has finally been created as an actual photograph

May 9, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When someone mentions sharks, what’s your first thought? For me, it’s definitely the iconic Steven Spielberg movie Jaws. Photographer Euan Rannachan recently recreated the movie poster, but unlike the original – this one is a real close-up of a great white shark.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Jaws movie poster, with the scary great white rushing towards a swimmer. It was created by designer Roger Kastel, but it wasn’t based on an actual photo. But if there had been a photo to base the poster on, it would definitely be the one Euan took in 2018.

Euan is a photographer who is particularly enthusiastic about sharks, and he also teaches underwater photography. He took this magnificent photo near Guadalupe Island, off the west coast of Mexico. He was in a cage just feet from the shark when he captured the photo. Euan explains that this shark is a female, her name is Squirrel, and he and his team have been with her for a while.

“Usually a shot like this is just slightly off even with my camera shooting seven frames a second,” he said in an interview for The Sun. “But this picture was perfect.” And indeed, the predator looks as if she posed for the image, and it truly reminds me of the scary Jaws poster. Although, fortunately, there were no swimmers above Squirrel at the time he took the photo.

If you’d like to own a print of the Jaws image, you can order it in Euan’s web store. For more of Euan’s work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram.

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12 responses to “After 44 years, the Jaws Movie poster has finally been created as an actual photograph”

  1. tsar72 Avatar
    tsar72

    This is a stunning photograph, for sure, but is has some obvious and seemingly unacknowledged photoshop work done to it. There are areas of perfect symmetry on both sides of the shark. See the eyes, nostrils, small speckles on the nose, textures on the sides of the bottom jaw and the two wrinkles above the gills. This photoshopping has not been acknowledged by the photographer and calls into question the “reality” of this photograph and how it was captured.

    1. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
      Arthur_P_Dent

      Are you pasting that everywhere this photo is discussed?

      1. tsar72 Avatar
        tsar72

        Do you have anything of value to add to the discussion?

        1. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
          Arthur_P_Dent

          Do you?

          1. Joseph Charles Avatar
            Joseph Charles

            Only the truth, if you care about that. Everything about this article is wrong. It WAS based on a photograph, a photo Kastel took himself at the National History Museum in New York. And it’s clearly a mako, not a white. No white shark looks like the shark in the poster. The reason this new photo looks “perfect” is because it’s obviously mirrored. It’s no less art than Kastel’s work, except that “Euan,” whoever he is, I really don’t care, is a liar if he is saying this isn’t a doctored photo. I can take any photo of a white shark and do the same thing. You can do it. Anyone can do it. But Euan will let you have it for fifty bucks.

  2. Todd Sargood Avatar
    Todd Sargood

    I won’t categorically state that this is a faked photo, it there has been extensive photoshop work done to this photo which seriously call into question its “reality”. The eyes and nostrils are exactly symmetrical (to the pixel). There are other areas of the image that are also perfectly symmetrical as if copied and flipped. I’m not sure why no one has noticed this or pointed it out.

  3. Cherie McCart Giumarra Avatar
    Cherie McCart Giumarra

    The “teeth” too, mirror image.

  4. Clement RENAUT Avatar
    Clement RENAUT

    So a shark is just a dickhead with teeth :)

  5. Heikki Taskinen Avatar
    Heikki Taskinen

    FYI in the orginal JAWS poster the shark is a Mako shark not a white shark. Great photo of white shark anyway. ?

    1. Joseph Charles Avatar
      Joseph Charles

      Idiot.

  6. Peter Fell Avatar
    Peter Fell

    “It was created by designer Roger Kastel, but it wasn’t based on an actual photo.”

    It was. Kastel photographed a model shark from a museum and then painstakingly reproduced it for the poster. And it’s clearly a mako, not a white. That doesn’t stop it from being the most powerful key art ever made.