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Monday's Inspiration - Philippe Halsman

“Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character”- Philippe Halsman… 386 more words

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Quaint Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, on the St. Lawrence River three hours’ drive north of Montreal, is ridiculously picturesque — the oldest parts, anyway, where stone houses, some from the 17th century, 372 more words

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

On Influence Part 2

It’s been a while since my last post and today I finally found some time to write again. Today’s post is on my influences again. And when it comes to influences, there is one photographer who had a major impact on the way I view photography, both in theory and in practice, and there is one book that helped me make things happen in my mind and then in front of my lens. 564 more words

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 05.06.17

May Day! May Day!

We’re in May now – already into the second quarter of the years. Flyin’ by as they say.

This was a crazy busy week for me. 273 more words

Joe McNally

CaixaForum Madrid presents Philippe Halsman


CaixaForum in Madrid presents an exhibition dedicated to Latvian-born photographer Philippe Halsman. Philippe Halsman loved to tell the story of the famous meeting between Jean Cocteau and Sergei Diaghilev in which the young Frenchman asked the master what he had to do to work with him, to which the founder of the Russian Ballets replied: “Surprise me!” . 82 more words

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