In 1934 he opened a portrait studio in Montparnasse, where he photographed many well-known artists and writers including André Gide, Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, and André Malraux, using an innovative twin-lens reflex camera that he designed himself. Halsmans prolific career in America over the next 30 years included reportage and covers for every major American magazine. These assignments brought him face-to-face with many of the centurys leading statesmen, scientists, artists and entertainers. His incisive portraits appeared on 101 covers for LIFE magazine, a record no other photographer could match.
Part of Halsmans success was his joie de vivre and his imagination combined with his technological prowess. In 1945 he was elected the first president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP), where he led the fight to protect photographers creative and professional rights. In 1958 Halsmans colleagues named him one of the Worlds Ten Greatest Photographers.From 1971 to 1976 he taught a seminar at The New School entitled Psychological Portraiture. Halsman began a thirty-seven year collaboration with Salvador Dali in 1941 which resulted in a stream of unusual photographs of ideas, including Dali Atomicus and the Dalis Mustache series. In the early 1950s, Halsman began to ask his subjects to jump for his camera at the conclusion of each sitting. These uniquely witty and energetic images have become an important part of his photographic legacy. Writing in 1972, Halsman spoke of his fascination with the human face.
Every face I see seems to hide and sometimes fleetingly to reveal the mystery of another human being. Capturing this revelation became the goal and passion of my life. A beautiful piece that will add to your décor! Please check all the photos.Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask a question or call 310 293 2442. The item "Philippe Halsman -Marilyn Monroe laughing-1949 Silver Gelatin photograph-Signed" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Contemporary (1940-Now)\Other Contemporary Photographs". The seller is "pasadena_art_monkeys" and is located in Pasadena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.