How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Categories: Celebrities | Photo project

In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon, Salvador Dali, Sophia Loren and hundreds of other representatives of the world elite - politicians, scientists, actors — took part in the psychological study of photographer Philip Halsman.

The experimental field was named Jumpology. Halsman suggested that every celebrity could give up pretending and their public role if Philip persuaded them to jump up during the shooting. Halsman's Jump Book was not published for decades, until this gem of photography was revived thanks to the publishing house Damiani.

For six years, the popular New York photographer, whose pictures often graced the covers of LIFE magazine, at the end of each portrait shoot asked his models to jump as high as possible. Philip photographed the moment of the jump using a flash.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Grace Kelly.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

American physicist Robert Oppenheimer.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Audrey Hepburn.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress and model Marilyn Monroe.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Artist Salvador Dali.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

American actress Eva Marie Saint.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

British theater and film actor Sir Peter Ustinov.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Anthony Perkins, American actor.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress and writer Shirley MacLaine.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Singer Gisele Mackenzie.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Brigitte Bardot.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Movie actress Jane Mansfield.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Singer, actor and showman Frank Sinatra.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Walter Fries — German officer, participant of the First and World War II, General of tank troops, Knight of the Knight's Cross.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Actress Kim Novak.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Dancer Edward Vilella.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Italian actress and singer Sophia Loren.

How Philip Halsman experimented on celebrities

Richard Nixon is the 37th President of the United States.

Keywords: Jumping | Retro | Photography | B/w

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