One of my favorite photos of all time. Dali Atomicus, 1948 © Philippe Halsman Archives

Here’s photographic proof that even Salvador Dalí knew that cats are super awesome. Entitled Dali Atomicus, this fantastic photo was taken in 1948 by American photographer Philippe Halsman and originally published in LIFE magazine. ““The 1948 work.

Tippi Hedren promo photo for The Birds by Philippe Halsman (1962)

Philippe Halsman Tippi Hedren, main actress in British film director Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds", 1962 Magnum Photos

The Man: Albert Einstein, 1947. Photo by Philippe Halsman, one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century. Einstein was always thinking about the unthinkable. What about you?

The Man: Albert Einstein, Photo by Philippe Halsman, one of the great portrait photographers of the century. Einstein was always thinking about the unthinkable.

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction - Salvador Dali

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction." - Salvador Dali (Photo by Philippe Halsman)

Bobby Fischer, the best (and worst) thing to ever happen to American chess.

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 1943 – January was an American chess Grandmaster and the World Chess Champion. He is widely considered the greatest chess player of all time. Fischer was also a best-selling chess author. (by Philippe Halsman

Eva Marie Saint, 1954, by Philippe Halsman

20thcenturyman Eva Marie Saint, 1954. Photo by...

Although most photographers ask their subjects to sit, the famous 20th-century portraitist Philippe Halsman commanded his sitters to jump. After shooting commissioned portraits for the top magazines of his day — Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post — Halsman would take a picture for his personal portfolio, which he published as Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959.

Go Ahead and Jump: Philippe Halsman’s Iconic Photos

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