When He Said “Jump…”: The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Eva Marie Saint, 1954.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (2 May 1906 Riga, Russian Empire – 25 June 1979 New York City – previously) was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer. Many celebrities photographed by Halsman include Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, and Pablo Picasso. Many of those photographs appeared on the cover of Life. 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.

Before Halsman, portrait photography was often stilted and softly blurred, with a clear sense of detachment between the photographer and the subject. Halsman’s approach, to bring subjects such as Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock into sharp focus as they moved before the camera, redefined portrait photography and inspired generations of photographers to collaborate with their subjects.

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Albert Einstein in his home. USA, Princeton, New Jersey. 1947.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Alfred Hitchcock, 1962.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actor Anthony Perkins, 1958.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewins, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Bermuda, 1946.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with his poodle, Rufus, in the gardens of his Chartwell estate, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1946.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau with actress Ricki Soma and dancer Leo Coleman. USA, New York City. 1949.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Marilyn Monroe, “Jumpology”, 1959.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Phillipe Halsman Looks at Salvador Dali, 1954.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer, 1958.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Russian ballerina Tamara Toumanova, 1956
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Russian novelist, poet and short story writer Vladimir Nabokov, 1966.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Salvador Dali and rhino, “Chaos and Creation”, 1958.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Salvador Dali “Dali Atomicus”, 1948
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Woody Allen, 1969
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Prince Edward, the former King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor.Jumpology, 1958.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American painter and filmmaker Andy Warhol. USA, 1968.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American movie star Marlon Brando. USA, New York City, Halsman’s studio, 1950.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Portrait of Brigitte Bardot (age 17) in her Paris flat. France, Paris, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Spanish Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali, 1946.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Lucille Ball. USA, 1950.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American trumpeter, singer, composer and conductor Louis Armstrong. New York City, Halsman’s studio. 15th April 1966.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor poses for the magazine LIFE. USA, 1948.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn, 1955. Jumpology.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Marilyn Monroe. USA, Hollywood, California, 1952.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American singer, actress, writer, film producer, director, and major pop-culture icon Barbra Streisand posing in her apartment for a Cosmopolitan magazine cover shoot. New York City, 1965.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American writer and authority on etiquette Emily Post. USA, 1946
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, 1967.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies Harold Lloyd, 1953.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The 37th President of the U.S. Richard M. Nixon plays the piano. USA, New York City, 1966.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American singer Joyce Bryant at Halsman’s studio. USA, New York City, 1954.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American model Connie Ford (Halsman’s first cover for LIFE Magazine). USA, 1942.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress, singer, model and showgirl Marilyn Monroe posing in her two bedroom apartment. Under the lamp is a picture of Italian actress Eleonora Duse, whom Marilyn Monroe admired greatly. USA, Hollywood, California, 1952.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Spanish Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali. USA, New York City, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress, Princess consort of Monaco Grace Patricia Kelly, 1959.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The British film director Alfred Hitchcock, at the time of the filming of his movie “The Birds”. USA, California, Hollywood, Universal Studios, 1962.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American model Connie Ford. USA, 1941.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American singer of classical music, Marian Anderson sings spirituals. USA, 1945.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Mary Martin posing for LIFE Magazine as she appeared in “South Pacific”. USA, New York City, 1950.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American playwright who is best known for “The Zoo Story” (1958), “The Sandbox” (1959) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1962) Edward Albee. USA, 1961.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Former French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot jumping in front of her villa, “La Madrague”, France, 1955.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. USA, New York City, 1949.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, Julius Robert Oppenheimer.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn, 1955.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British-Hungarian actress Eva Gabor, 1953.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Spanish Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. “Dream of a Poet”. USA, New York City, 1949.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Italian-born French actor and singer Yves Montand. France, Paris, 1960.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Italian actress Sophia Loren, 1959.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Spanish Surrealist Painter Salvador Dali. “In Voluptate Mors”. USA, New York City, 1951.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Marilyn Monroe. USA, Hollywood, California, 1952.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

A celebrated American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian Danny Kaye, 1954.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American actress Sharon Tate, 1966.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American actor Tony Randall, 1965.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American writer and editor William F. Buckley Jr. USA. New York City, 1967.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Marilyn Monroe. USA, Hollywood, California, 1952.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

An English actor, writer and dramatist sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, 1950er Jahre.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American actress Anjelica Huston, 1968.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

A danseur and choreographer, frequently cited as America’s most celebrated male dancer at the time Edward Villella,1961.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

French Actress & Model Capucine. USA, Hollywood, California, 1960.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Jean Dorothy Seberg with cat, 1959.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American film and theater actress, singer and dancer Shirley MacLaine
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The American Vice President Richard M. Nixon. USA. 1959. Jumpology.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

The Halsman family. Left to right: Jane, Yvonne, Philippe and IrГЁne. USA, 1950.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

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