Discussing a Philippe Halsman Photograph
I grew up with Halsman's pictures,
and later had the chance to spend some time with him.
He said he liked this one, of Marilyn, from 1959.
The 'jumping' came about in the early '50s,
when folks were either too reserved to make a good picture,
or afraid of 'revealing' themselves to the perceptive Halsman.
In time, people asked Halsman if they could jump for him.
Here are a few more beauties of whom Halsman was fond.
I dare anybody to talk about a PICTURE !
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