• In a jump, the subject, in a sudden burst of energy, overcomes gravity. He cannot simultaneously control his expressions, his facial and his limb muscles. The mask falls. The real self becomes visible. One only has to snap it with the camera.

    Philippe Halsman (1981). “The Mask Falls: Psychological Portraits by Philippe Halsman : a Retrospective Collection of Images from the Photographer's Studio, to be Sold by Public Auction, Friday, November 13, 1981, at 7:00 P.m. at Harris Auction Galleries”
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