Wednesday, November 4, 2015

“Any #portrait photographer will tell you how hard it can...

"Any #portrait photographer will tell you how hard it can be to unmask a subject. The Latvian-born photographer @philippe_halsman_official came up with a solution: "jumpology." For six years during the mid-1950s, he ended each portrait session by asking his subjects to jump. Few refused — impressive, with clientele like Richard Nixon, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and #MarilynMonroe, pictured here in 1954. "When we look at somebody's face, we don't know what he thinks or feels," @philippe_halsman_official wrote in his "Jump Book," first published in 1959 and recently reissued. This photo also appears in the exhibition #AstonishMe, on display until January 2016 at @jeudepaumeparis. #JumpBook #lensblog" By nytimes on Instagram.

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