Halsman, Philippe Halsman, Yvonne - Halsman at Work (New in plastic!)
Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was one of the great portrait photographers of his time, with over 100 LIFE magazine covers to his name. His wife Yvonne worked by his side, taking her own photographs of him as he worked. The pictures in this book reveal the creative mind behind the camera.
"When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."
Celebrities photographed by Halsman include Alfred Hitchcock, Martin and Lewis, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Cocteau. 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.
In 1952 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 1958 Halsman was listed in Popular Photography magazine's "World's Ten Greatest Photographers", and in 1975 he received the Life Achievement in Photography Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers, of which he was elected the first president in 1945. He also held many large exhibitions worldwide.
In 1967 Halsman received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.
In the 2007 film Jump!, Halsman was portrayed by Ben Silverstone.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc (1 November, 1989)
Softcover: 96 pages
Item weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 22.48 x 27.94 x 0.81 cm
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