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"Starting in the early s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has. Philippe Halsman | Jump Book American photographer Edward Steichen. Philippe Halsman | Jump Book The Duke and Duchess of Windsor. With this beautiful facsimile edition, Damiani brings the classic photo-book back into print. Philippe Halsman's Jump Book gathers nearly Halsman.

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Philippe Halsman Jump Book - download Philippe Halsman's Jump Book book online at best prices in India on Read Philippe Halsman's Jump Book book reviews & author . In the 's, photographer Philippe Halsman captured some of the in the form of a rare book plainly titled Philippe Halsman's Jump Book. A reissue of Philippe Halsman's “Jump Book” displays his famed method for getting his subjects to let down their defenses and offer a glimpse.

Credit Philippe Halsman. Credit Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery. Credit Mara Sanchez Renero. Credit Andras Bankuti. Irving Penn famously positioned celebrities into a narrow corner. Yousuf Karsh sometimes left his subjects alone for a few minutes between exposures. Richard Avedon is said to have told the Duke and Duchess of Windsor a made-up story about a dog being run over by his taxi in order to move past the royal pretense and evoke a sympathetic expression it worked.

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The rule of the added unusual feature is an effort by the photographer to capture the audiences attention by drawing their eye to something unexpected by introducing an unusual feature or prop into the photograph. For example, the photograph of a little boy holding a hand grenade by Diane Arbus contains what Halsman would call an added unusual feature.

Halsman's fourth rule of "the missing feature" stimulates the viewer by going against his or her expectations. The fifth rule enlists the photographer to combine the other rules to add originality to his or her photo.

Finally, Halsman's literal or ideographic method is to illustrate a message in a photograph by depicting the subject as clearly as possible. In such photos, he utilizes a variety of his rules of photography. For example, in one of his photos of Winston Churchill , the omission of his face makes Halsman's photo even more powerful at making Churchill more human.

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book

In John F. Kennedy sat twice for photographs by Halsman. A photograph from the first sitting appeared on the jacket of the original edition of Kennedy's book Profiles in Courage ; one from the second sitting was used in his senatorial campaign. In Halsman was listed in Popular Photography magazine's "World's Ten Greatest Photographers", and in he received the Life Achievement in Photography Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers , of which he was elected the first president in He also held many large exhibitions worldwide.

In the film Jump! Photos: Go ahead and jump In , presented with what he called a "cataclysmic sitting," famed photographer Philippe Halsman had a whimsical idea: He would ask his subjects to jump.

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To his pleasure, they agreed. Hide Caption 1 of 17 Photos: Go ahead and jump Between and , Halsman convinced almost people -- entertainers and heiresses, politicians and businessmen -- to leap for his camera.

Performers had a natural facility, of course -- many had jumped, without prompting, as part of an NBC assignment Halsman did in Marilyn Monroe, seen here, certainly was game. Hide Caption 2 of 17 Photos: Go ahead and jump In the "Jump Book," Halsman talks about "jumpology," an analysis of the jumper based on their leap.

In this photo, Audrey Hepburn appears as free and joyous as her character in "Roman Holiday.

Here, Hepburn has literally kicked off her shoes to let fly. Hide Caption 3 of 17 Photos: Go ahead and jump Richard Nixon was not known for being physically nimble, but the politician -- who was vice president at the time of Halsman's photo -- gamely takes a bounce at New York's Hotel Pierre. Hide Caption 4 of 17 Photos: Go ahead and jump The effortless Lena Horne looks like she's about to float away in this Halsman shot.

Horne, a legendary singer and actress, is perhaps best known for her recordings of such songs as "Stormy Weather" and "Love Me or Leave Me.

His comic timing is evident in Halsman's picture. Kaye appears to be a mid-century stockbroker who has been surprised in mid-rush. She also had a formidable vertical leap.

Dewey was governor of New York and twice the Republican candidate for President, but he was derided as "the little man on the wedding cake" by critics. Though described as "humorless" by observers, his pose for Halsman seems surprisingly lighthearted.

Hide Caption 8 of 17 Photos: Go ahead and jump Singer Marian Anderson seems to have struggled to gain velocity in this elaborate dress she wore to Halsman's shoot.

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