Photographer Philippe Halsman believed that when you ask a person to jump, his/her attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.

More photos of jumping celebrities over on Kottke.

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  1. We agree. We started having students jump because it loosens them up and makes them relax (and, often smile).

  2. I’ve done this and it’s fab – really see the person ?