Transfigure Photography ethos is to find the converging line between the world of film, fine art and commercial photography and bound all those agents together to cook up a dream and add it to a reality. I work with an idea, visualise it and create it. Transfigure Photography says as much about me than the name denotes. I have metamorphosed myself from a snapshot photographer to a professional photographer, photographing many different subjects, from seascapes, portraiture, to monster dump trucks.

Photography for me is walking hand in hand with film making, converging the demand for creative exploration and pushing the boundaries in liberating client’s realities to give their photo shoot a new perspective digitally.

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New York Times 1958

New York Times 1958 article

I read online a short insert from a 1958 edition of the New York Times ‘The Ten Greatest photographers 1958’

I read with amusement, because the photographers who were in the top 10 are as famous now as they were then, however I had to look up Philippe Halsman and I was surprised to read he photographed many stars in front and behind the camera who I have admired throughout the years.

Before the age of Photoshop, there was Philippe Halsman. His dynamic and imaginative photography broke the rules of the day by going against the soft focus style of the time and giving sharp focus to his subjects. He used both stage and darkroom techniques to produce gravity defying objects and invented new ways of interacting with subjects. His works often appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. He worked with celebrities as varied as Salvador Dali, Richard Nixon, and The Duke and Dutchess of Wales.

While living in Paris in the 1930s, Philippe Halsman became acquainted with artists of the suurealist circle. Beginning in the late 1940s, he collaborated with painter Salvador Dalí on a variety of photographic projects. Dalí Atomicus, perhaps the most iconic image to emerge from this collaboration, is a portrait of Dalí inspired by his painting Leda Atomica (1949). The painting appears in the photograph, to the right of an easel, chairs, cats, water, and Dalí himself, all suspended above the ground. It took them 28 attempts at staging this image before they were satisfied with the composition. (See Below)


 Philippe Halsman photographed some of the most celebrated figures of the mid-20th century—from artists to movies stars to politicians. Early in his career, he took photographs for fashion magazines and cosmetics companies, thereafter venturing into photojournalism, with 101 Life magazine covers to his credit. His close- cropped, sharp-focus portraits were infused with a warmth and sense of humor that revealed Halsman’s ability to make his subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Here Below are some of his iconic photographs

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Photographs copyrighted to Philippe halsman

The 10 most famous were

Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ernast Haas, Philippe Halsman, Yousif Karsh, Gyron Mili, Irving Penn and W Eugene Smith.

To read the article click on the PDF link below.

The Ten Greatest

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