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Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin (by Philippe Halsman from his Jump series)

Philippe Halsman’s Iconic Jump Portraits

Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, by Phillippe Halsman. This photo is so striking!

Philippe Halsman’s Iconic Jump Portraits

Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, by Phillippe Halsman. This photo is so striking!

André Breton - series of photos where he asked his subjects to simply jump.

When You Jump, The Real Person Appears

André Breton - series of photos where he asked his subjects to simply jump.

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction - Salvador Dali

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction - Salvador Dali

Eva Marie Saint, 1954, by Philippe Halsman

20thcenturyman Eva Marie Saint, 1954. Photo by...

Although most photographers ask their subjects to sit, the famous 20th-century portraitist Philippe Halsman commanded his sitters to jump. After shooting commissioned portraits for the top magazines of his day — Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post — Halsman would take a picture for his personal portfolio, which he published as Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959.

Go Ahead and Jump: Philippe Halsman’s Iconic Photos

Although most photographers ask their subjects to sit, the famous 20th-century portraitist Philippe Halsman commanded his sitters to jump. After shooting commissioned portraits for the top magazines of his day — Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post — Halsman would take a picture for his personal portfolio, which he published as Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Philippe Halsman #marilynmonroe #phillippehalsman

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Philippe Halsman #marilynmonroe #phillippehalsman

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