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Old 10-25-2006, 12:54 PM
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Examples of great portrait photography

Philippe Halsman

"... As he relaxed with a drink offered by Mrs. Edsel Ford, the photographer was shocked to hear himself asking one of the grandest of Grosse Pointe's grande dames if she would jump for his camera. "With my high heels?" she asked. But she gave it a try, unshod—after which her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henry Ford II, wanted to jump too.

For the next six years, Halsman ended his portrait sessions by asking sitters to jump. It is a tribute to his powers of persuasion that Richard Nixon, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Judge Learned Hand (in his mid-80s at the time) and other figures not known for spontaneity could be talked into rising to the challenge of...well, rising to the challenge..." From Smithsonian.com

Be sure to click on the images to see the full photo -- I think they're delightful!

http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/i.../indelible.php
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Re: Examples of great portrait photography

fascinating. thanks, c.j.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:01 PM
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Re: Examples of great portrait photography

That was great, CJ. I love photography tid-bits like that, thanks for posting it!

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They were too good not to SHARE!
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Wonderful stuff!
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