Philippe Halsman


Today, I went to see the new exhibition at Jeu de Paume Museum, at Concorde. On my way to the exhibition, I had the feeling that I would love it . And I actually did. I spent such a good time discovering the work of Philippe Halsman (1906-1979), a major photographer of his time. 

He is the one who invented jumpology. He asked his models to jump because while you jump you don't think anymore about the fact that you are being taken into picture. Hence you show the very natural and spontanuous part of yourself. I loved the pictures of people jumping. It's fun.

Being a fan of Marilyn Monroe, I absolutely adore all the pictures he took of her. I also very much enjoyed finding out he was so close to Dali and experienced so many new ways with him.

Altogether, the retrospective showcases more than 300 documents.

Honestly, I think it's an exhibition not to be missed this autumn.
Until January 24th, 2016
Accès par le jardin des Tuileries
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris