Wednesday, October 7, 2009

R.I.P. Irving Penn



A photographic artist was lost today, when Irving Penn died at the age of 92. Mr. Penn was known for his breathtaking portraits, like this one, of Martha Graham, in 1948.

Mr Penn worked for Vogue for years, and was among the first to put fashion models wearing haute couture in front of a plain gray background, creating a simplistic look that focused on the garment. Take a look here at a gallery of photos from the master himself.

RIP, Mr Penn. You've left a legacy of art that takes our breath away.

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