Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman

When the photographer Philippe Halsman said, 'Jump,' no one asked how high. People simply pushed off or leapt up to the extent that physical ability and personal decorum allowed. In that airborne instant Mr. Halsman clicked the shutter. He called his method jumpology.
The idea of having people jump for the camera can seem like a gimmick, but it is telling that jumpology shares a few syllables with psychology. As Halsman, who died in 1979, said, 'When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed towarMore Philippe Halsman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In my serious work I am striving for the essence of things and for goals which are possibly unobtainable. On the other hand, everything humorous has great attraction for me, and a childish streak leads me into all kinds of frivolous endeavour.More Philippe Halsman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The immortal photographers will be straightforward photographers, those who do not rely on tricks or special techniques.More Philippe Halsman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a jump, the subject, in a sudden burst of energy, overcomes gravity. He cannot simultaneously control his expressions, his facial and his limb muscles. The mask falls. The real self becomes visible. One only has to snap it with the camera.More Philippe Halsman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I make the woman look at the camera as a symbol of all the eyes that will see the picture I am making.More Philippe Halsman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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