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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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8 Comments:

Blogger Molly {Dreams in HD} said...

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

January 10, 2014  
Blogger Leslie said...

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

January 10, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunningly inspirational images. Thank you so much for sharing.

January 11, 2014  
Blogger lorenabr said...

Divine Timeless Icons! :)

January 11, 2014  
Blogger Jill Seidner | Interior Design said...

Beautiful photographs!

January 11, 2014  
Blogger genn jene said...

am loving these historic-minded posts

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


January 11, 2014  
Blogger Sara Caruso said...

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

Sara

January 12, 2014  
Blogger TheKnittyContessa.Etsy.Com said...

Stunning. What gorgeous photography. Thank you for sharing!

January 13, 2014  

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