Philippe Halsman makes me wanna jump!

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Eva Marie Saint, 1954


Photographer Philippe Halsman had a passion for documenting his subjects in mid air. He believed that is when the mask is dropped and the true self is revealed. He published a cheeky yet beautiful collection called Jump Book (1959) and even claimed in a mock academic text that these were studies in 'jumpology'. Halsman as lecturer? I'd enroll in the click of a shutter. 


 Richard Nixon, 1955


Audrey Hepburn


Salvadore Dali with three girls, 1949

Grace Kelly, 1959

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