Portraits from Philippe Halsman’s Jump series
"Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits."
First Row: Anthony Perkins, Ava Gardner, William Holden
Second Row: Eartha Kitt, Danny Kaye, Eva Marie Saint
Third Row: Donald O’Connor, Kim Novak, Harold Lloyd
Fourth Row: Marilyn Monroe, Maurice Chevalier, Lena Horne
Fifth Row: Groucho Marx, Grace Kelly, Ray Bolger
Sixth Row: Sophia Loren, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Audrey Hepburn
This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…
I am promoting Skippy Little Bang 2014! What is Skippy Little Bang you might ask? Well, it’s a little bang, instead of a big bang with writers only having to meet 10,000 words or more if they choose.
The Skippy Little Bang is focused on the pairing featured in the above image, Kevin Jonas and Mike Carden AKA Skippy.
Where did such a pairing come from? This gem of a pairing comes from Skoosiepants and the most cracktastic pairing she could come up with for her bandom Supersaturation series.
QUOTED FROM RSADELL’S LIVEJOURNAL
Let’s be honest: there’s a good chance you’ve wandered over here thinking, “What the hell is up with this Jonas Brothers nonsense?” Well, let me tell you.
Mike/Kevin can be wholly credited to (or blamed on, depending on your perspective) skoosiepants.
rsadelle: Now, see, my theory has always been that you wanted to add the JoBros to the Supersaturation verse and then wondered, “Who would be the funniest possible person to pair with Kevin?” and that was the beginning of Kevin/Mike.
skoosiepants: it was kind of like that!! I wanted a badass to balance out Kevin’s ridiculousness and Mike just happened to fit the bill :) (source)
Ways to get them together:
Most of the Mike/Kevin fic is comprised of AUs and things where they just happen to meet.
In reality, they have a couple of good six degrees of separation connections:
And from there, our little corner of bandom has grown!
If you are interested in participating this year, feel free to check out the community @ sodamnskippy. If you are a past/current writer or reader of skippy, help promote this year and reblog this post.
Sign ups start: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2014