Jump To It


Professor J. Robert Oppenheimer


Eva Marie Saint


Audrey Hepburn

Dick Clark

Grace Kelly

Richard Nixon


Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Jumpology by Philippe Halsman

Jump for joy! It’s hump-day which means I don’t have to do my mad dash to work and instead I can slip back into bed with Alfie and plan a day of special projects…our whole house smells of the heady scent of hyacinth…and joy of all joys, I just came across photographer and jumping genius, Philippe Halsman.

Halsman was a photographer during the 50’s who ended all his portrait sessions by asking the sitter to jump. Thankfully everyone from Richard Nixon to Dali and Audrey Hepburn said ‘How high?’ because the resulting series is one of mischief and glee. It is also a disarming look at some of the most famous names of Halsman’s time.

What are you jumping for joy about today?

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