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{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}


OFTEN DESCRIBED as the quintessentially American photographer, Irving Penn used simple monochromatic backdrops to portray his subjects—often women of inimitable beauty—wearing Cristóbal Balenciaga coats or Christian Dior gowns. In fact, his photographs were so unique, said he had earned his "aesthetic copyright" only 3 years after starting work at the magazine. Rather than focusing on fashion, Penn emphasised beauty, whether it was the perfect neckline of a black dress, a brunette model, or the interior design of a hotel in Morocco . . .

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}


{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective." —Irving Penn.

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

{arts & culture | photographer : irving penn}

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[Images - (out of order - my fault —Roséline) :1 - Vogue // 2 - The English Group // 3 - National Portrait Gallery // 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 - Anthony Luke // 7 - Coffee Vogue // 9 - Couture Allure // 10 - Photography Office // diptych : one / two // rose - pinterest]

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Molly {Dreams in HD} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i absolutely love penn's images and would love to have one of them framed. especially love the model in morocco.

Leslie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful black and white photos. The gowns are gorgeous and I'm a huge A Hepburn fan:)

somethingdecorated [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Stunningly inspirational images. Thank you so much for sharing.

lorenabr [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Divine Timeless Icons! :)

Jill Seidner | Interior Design [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful photographs!

genn jene [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

am loving these historic-minded posts

Lisa Fonssagrives, Penn's wife is here
also Dovima, the brunette with great cat eyes


Sara Caruso [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love this post..
Love this blog!
Greetings from Italy.

Sara

TheKnittyContessa.Etsy.Com [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Stunning. What gorgeous photography. Thank you for sharing!

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