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The Photo That Changed Modern Portraiture

Capturing the essence of those he photographed was Philippe Halsman’s life’s work.

So when Halsman set out to shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice. 191 more words

The principles of Philippe Halsman

Dali ‘Atomicus’, unretouched. Source: Wikipedia, used under the terms of the Creative Commons

One of the less commonly cited photographic greats, Philippe Halsman is perhaps best known for his… 1,050 more words


Voluptuous Death

Surrealist Salvador Dalí and photographer Philippe Halsman created this photograph in 1951. Seven models were used to compose the shape of a skull based on a sketch done by Dalí. 27 more words


Another museum visit - Kunsthal Rotterdam

Last Friday Quinn and I made good use of our “Museum Jaarkaart” once again!
I love it that whenever we’re thinking of having a “mother-daughter”-date, a trip to the museum comes up most of the times – it’s absolutely wonderful to share our passion of all things creative and artistic. 330 more words


From “The Frenchman”

A Photographic Interview with Fernandel (1950)

by Philippe Halsman 32 more words

(Art)Books we love | Astonish Me

Another #artbookfriday with a new really cool art book. Today I have a massive retrospective volume for you about the photography legend Philippe Halsman. When I saw the announcement of this book I knew I needed it. 526 more words


“Pour mon travail sérieux, je m’efforce d’atteindre l’essence même des choses et des objectifs qui sont peut-être impossible à réaliser. D’un autre côté, je suis très attiré par toute forme d’humour, et cet aspect puéril de mon caractère m’amène à touts sortes de comportements frivoles”. 69 more words