A great photographer of famous personalities: Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman, is a photographer of Jewish origin from Latvia, naturalized American in 1949. He was born on May 2, 1906 in Riga and died on June 25, 1979 in New York. His passion for photography began at the age of fifteen, thanks to a family camera. He began his professional career in Paris, around 1934, where he produced his first photographic portraits of celebrities.
Philippe Halsman had photographed the most famous artistic, political and scientific men and women of the first half of the 20th century, in Europe and America.

Halsman with his camera ( Image source: flickr / Kristine )
ELIZABETH TAYLOR actress in 1950 ( Image source: imgur.com )
The mustache of the painter Salvador Dalí, 1954 ( Image source: flickr / Kristine )
Richard NIXON (the president of the USA 1969-1974) in 1959 ( Image source: tiawitty.com )
MARILYN MONROE actress in 1952 ( Image source: flickr/ Kristine )
Scientific genius Albert Einstein at Princeton, 1947 ( Image source: .tiawitty.com )
Duke (Edward) & Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson), in 1956 ( Image source: amagzin.com )

Image of title: British director, screenwriter and film producer Alfred Hitchcock in 1962. Source: .lausannebondyblog.ch

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