Sunday, October 11, 2009

Irving Penn (16 June 1917 – 7 October 2009)

Renowned and influential fashion photographer Irving Penn died last Wednesday at the age of 92. Penn, who started out as an unpaid design assistant for Harper's Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch in the summers of 1937 and ’38, moved into photography after working under art director Alexander Liberman, at Vogue. His association with Vogue began in 1943 and earned him legions of fans who loved his beautiful portraits of models in still poses. His style transcended the many transformations fashion took over his long career and his photographs are displayed in museums and galleries all over the world.

Kate Moss (below)

Irving Penn, New York 1951 (below)

Nicole Kidman Vogue cover (below)

The Photographer's wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn (below)

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn (below)

Images:, The New York Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

his photos are amazing