© Philippe Halsman, ca. 1949, 'The Versatile Jean Cocteau'

“The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.” (Jean Cocteau)

Before the age of Photoshop, there was Philippe Halsman. His dynamic and imaginative photography broke the rules of the day by going against the soft focus style of the time and giving sharp focus to his subjects. He used both stage and darkroom techniques to produce gravity defying objects and invented new ways of interacting with subjects. (read more)

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