Photographer P. Halsman

Bronze - 2м , Riga Latvia 2011

May 2th in Riga, near the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, in front of the home Philippe Halsman on the street Kalku 6 was unveiled the monument to the great photographer Philippe Halsman.
This citizen of Latvia gave us unprecedented pictures of people that made history, such as Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Salvatore Dali and Winston Churchill. The Second World War forced him to immigrate to USA where he worked and polished his photographic art.
The monument shows parts of an image just as in darkroom practices now forgotten, where images dipped in chemicals would appear gradually; here the head, a camera, wings and finally the whole frame around the image. This is the abstract process the artist transferred here to bronze.