10/8/09

INSPIRATION | IRVING PENN




Irving Penn dies at age 92, New York {nytimes obit}.

The photography of Irving Penn has always had a great influence on me and I believe the book Passage is one of the most important books on my bookshelf. I will make sure that the next time I see my niece Fin {who is studying at Parsons} that we sit down and look at every amazing page together.

Shown above: Empty Plate, New York 1947 | Penn on shoot with New Guinea mud man and child | Pastry Chefs, Paris 1950 from Small Trades | Vogue Cover, 1943 Conde Nast archives |
Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, 1951

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Irving Penn

3 comments:

  1. First we lost Richard Avedon, now Irving Penn... Sigh.

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  2. Love the picture in the Moroccan palace. So atmospheric!

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  3. pashmina, That is one of my favorite Irving Penn photos. Thanks for visiting!

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