Bodies in Motion
May 3, 2010 11:20 AM   Subscribe

When I was a kid, I won the book Jump as part of some sort of giveaway. I liked it and held onto it. to this day, never thinking anything of it. . .

I had no idea that it (this work) was going to come back around the way it has. Nixon had a funny jump. . .
posted by Danf at 11:57 AM on May 3, 2010

Awesome, thanks, I will try to check this out at the gallery itself.

I did some artsy photos with a guy who does lighting stuff for a lot of fashion photographers and he said that models have to jump really accurately. It's one of the major skills you need. I was attempting to jump and it mostly looked like this one. Not so easy to do gracefully!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 3:12 PM on May 3, 2010

Thanks for this. The Jump series is fantastic. I've had Atomicus taped to my wall for about two years now. Always manages to turn heads, especially after I reveal that it isn't shooped in any way.

Nixon had a funny jump. . .

That's sort of the point :D. Halsman himself said: "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! at 5:31 PM on May 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Danf, you're right, Nixon looks like Jesus descending from the heavens. That picture seems to fit in with Denis Darzacq's "hyper" images more than other pieces from Jump.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:46 AM on May 4, 2010

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