The book offers a retrospective of the work of Halsman through 150 pieces from the family artistic collection that delve, for the first time, in his work in Paris and the wide group of topics it covered: portraits, reports, fashion, nudes and their jumps… Surprise me! shows how Halsman's style developed from its origins, related to avant-garde art and photography.
Halsman is known for his 101 covers that he made for LIFE magazine, as well as his great collaboration with Dalí, where the two experimented with capturing and creating images loaded with great creative meaning. and surreal. He also highlighted the photographer for the breadth of his professional activity (portraits, fashion, reports, advertising, personal projects) and for his varied clientele (magazines, private and institutional commissions). His photography of him was characterized by direct approach, by perfect technical mastery, and great particular attention to detail. p>