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Alfred Hitchcock, Vintage Black and White Portrait Photograph of Film Director by Philippe Halsman
Alfred Hitchcock, Vintage Black and White Portrait Photograph of Film Director by Philippe Halsman
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Alfred Hitchcock, Vintage Black and White Portrait Photograph of Film Director by Philippe Halsman

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A black and white photograph by Philippe Halsman of famed British film director Alfred Hitchcock while filming “The Birds” in 1962. This is a 10.25" x 11.25" vintage gelatin silver print, signed by Halsman with the photographer’s copyright stamp on verso.

Photo provenance: Private collector; Private UK collection; Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.

Halsman met Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 and photographed the legendary film director at his home and on set over several years. Halsman was hired for ten days by Hitchcock's publicist to photograph the making of the movie “The Birds”. When the assignment ended Halsman’s photographs appeared on the covers of both LIFE and LOOK magazines.

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Artist’s Bio:

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) is considered one of the best editorial photo-portraitists of the 20th Century. Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. He photographed everyone, including luminaries Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, and many other celebrities from the period. He enjoyed a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in a series of surrealist photographs.

In the 1950s, Halsman began asking his sitters to jump in front of the camera to relax people. The Jump Series is among his best known work. "Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits." –P.H.

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