Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Monday...Jump In

Recently, I came across a huge collection of 
vintage copies of Life magazine.I was reminded of the photographic
talent there in which so elegantly captured the 
everything from the spectacular to the mundane of everyday life.
One of those talents was Philippe Halsman.
In 1959, Mr. Halsman published a book called
Philippe Halsman's Jump Book a profound
collection of artistic synergy.

"His whimsical Jumpology series features artists, celebrities, politicians, businessmen, and royals taking the leap of faith. Grace Kelly, who was soon to become a princess, holds her skirt from hiking too far up her legs, while grinning; Dick Clark lets loose in his suit and shiny loafers; Audrey Hepburn jumps barefoot over grass, while Psycho film star Janet Leigh takes sail in the California dunes; and Salvador Dalí paints a canvas in mid-air as cats and water fly past.
Vintage photographs from the series are currently on view in the exhibition Philippe Halsman:Jump at New York’s Laurence Miller Gallery through May 28. Click through below for a selection of photos from the show."
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