Philippe Halsman became famous as the photographer who took photos of people jumping. In 1959 he published his Jump Book, which was a collection of photos of famous people jumping. He called his technique "jumpology," arguing that the act of jumping helped his subjects temporarily cast aside their reserve and show their true selves.

After the publication of his book, jumpology became a popular fad for a while. People would use polaroid cameras to take photos of each other at parties jumping. Reminiscent of the more recent planking fad.

Some examples of Halsman's jump photos are below, and you can find more of them over at Iconic Photos:

Hattie Jacques

Aldous Huxley

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 23, 2013
     Category: Photography and Photographers | 1950s

Patty wants Drew to JUMP on the name Feenies.com (weenie variation) for his male site to offset Foobies.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/23/13 at 02:55 PM
Picture pages please!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/13 at 04:25 PM
If you are interested:

Karsh is supposed to have pulled the cigar from W.C. hand and got the 'We shall never surrender'. W.C. wanted to look stern, but Karsh got "pissed".
Posted by BMN on 03/23/13 at 04:40 PM
As a professional portrait photographer, I can tell you Mr. Halsman has it right. A good hearty jump brings out the most open and genuine expressions (on most folks). You should try lining up a family of a dozen or so for a jump shot! It loosens people up and makes for a fun shot. Young girls in short skirts can be (and I never thought I'd hear myself say this) hazardous.
Posted by TGartman on 03/24/13 at 07:00 PM
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