As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Categories: Celebrities | Photo project

In the 1950s, the years of Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon, Salvador Dali, Sophia Loren and hundreds of other members of the global elite — politicians, scientists, actors, participated in a psychological study of photographer Philippe Halsman.

The experimental area was called Jumpology. Halsman suggested that every celebrity could abandon pretense and its public role, if at the time of shooting Philip persuaded them to jump up. Book Halsman Jump Book was not published for decades, before this gem photos not revived thanks to the publisher Damiani.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

For six years a popular new York-based photographer whose photographs often graced the cover of LIFE magazine, at the end of each portrait photography asked their models as possible to jump. Philip photographed the moment of the jump using the flash.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Grace Kelly.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

American physicist Robert Oppenheimer.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Audrey Hepburn.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress and model Marilyn Monroe.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

The Artist Salvador Dali.

Jump usually was quirky and funny, but at the same time perfectly consistent with the purposes of the artist. When a man jumped, the whole "armor", which he had worn during the day, immediately fell down. Halsman has introduced a jump in the process of filming the moment when he lost the ability to do it. The photographer's got a crack of the Ilium, and the shooting allows him again for a moment to return to childhood.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

American actress Eva Marie Saint.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

British actor sir Peter Ustinov.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Anthony Perkins, American actor.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress and writer Shirley MacLaine.

During the first jump, the people seemed alive. For example, Marilyn Monroe for the first time jumped as if she was a little girl. When she was asked to repeat the jump, she got embarrassed again and began to behave more cautiously.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Singer Gisele Mackenzie.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Brigitte Bardot.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Jayne Mansfield.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Singer, actor and entertainer Frank Sinatra.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Walter fries — a German officer, member of the First and Second world wars, General of Panzer troops, knight Knight's cross.

Of course, there were those who thought themselves above such experiments or for certain reasons, refused to participate. "Every failure was heartbreaking, confessed photographer — but all these "no's" had a lot of "Yes"". For example, the French writer Romain Gary after the first jump begged Halsman to repeat the experiment, "Please, can I jump again? I think I was not emotional!"

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Kim Novak.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Dancer Edward Villella.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Italian actress and singer Sophia Loren.

As Philippe Halsman experimented on celebrities

Richard Nixon — 37th President of the United States.

Keywords: Jumping | Photography | Celebrity | Retro | B/W | Photo

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