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In honor of the fashionable social media practice of late, we are going to dip our toes in the “Throwback Thursday” pool….

Famed portrait photographer Philippe Halsman had a way with people, which certainly helped him build a body of iconic photography work. His conceptual approach to a medium that had been, up until then, largely used to capture reality was groundbreaking at the time. His collaboration in the late 1940s with surrealist artist Salvador Dali resulted in some of his most notable works. He later delved into perhaps his most famous series, Jump, in which he photographed movie stars, politicians, entertainers, artists, and authors to jump before his camera. In his own words, the late Halsman comments: “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.”

Via philippehalsman.com

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Okay, so maybe we’re late to the party, but this mashup of rappers and cereal is one of our favorite Tumblr finds in a while. Tampa-based freelance art director/designer Brittany Meronek maintains this fantastic blog. Check out some of our favorites below. And be sure to check the blog often for new posts. You may even see a contribution from Barbour one day….

Via rappersandcereal.com and brittanymeronek.com

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In this celebrity-obsessed culture we live in, we are inundated with celebrity images at every turn. So when one makes you look twice, that’s really saying something. Italian-born photographer Maurizio Galimberti does just that with his mosaic-style grids composed, of all things, Polaroids. The series, “Celebrity Works”, is a fresh take on celebrity photography, and features the likes of Johnny Depp, Sting, Lady Gaga, George Clooney, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Robert De Niro, among others.

Via mauriziogalimberti.it

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Just in time for the Oscars, which take place this Sunday, creative genius Olly Moss (here and here) designed this amazing poster, featuring Best Picture Academy Awards from the past 85 years… each represented by its main character. Moss’s work never ceases to amaze and delight.

Via ollymoss.com

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