Philippe Halsman(1906-1979) was born in
. He was a skilled photographer who took a variety of pictures ranging from people such as celebrities, intellectuals, and politicians, to pictures of surrealism. Using subtle lighting, sharp focus, and close cropping, he created his pictures which were extremely unique for his time, and also included surprising or disturbing focuses to capture his viewers. It also caught the magazine Life’s attention as well, which ultimately earned him recognition around the world. Riga, Latvia
Working with an artist, Salvador Dali, Halsman created the “Dali Atomicus”, a picture in which the artist, his canvases, furniture, cats, and water were all suspended in mid air.