The legendary photographer Irving Penn
• The legendary photographer Irving Penn
"If I look at an object for some time, the spectacle fascinates me. This is the curse of the photographer "Irving Penn
One of the top 10 contemporary photographers of the magazine "Popular Photography", Irving Penn is not immediately found his calling. In his youth, Penn was going to become a painter and studied at the School of Art, but soon, for some reason, destroyed all his work. So the world has lost an artist Irving Penn, but acquired a future famous photographer.
In 1943, the "Vogue" cover published his first picture, and this date can be regarded as the beginning of his brilliant career. Among the works of the photographer is not random and unprincipled, he invented for each scenario, the model turned into actors and played a role. He did not hurry, he could wait for the clock time, and only when he was sure, deft movement pulled the "trigger" button. Irving Penn was published in the journals "Harper's Bazaar" and "Vogue", and many of his works are exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Metropolitan Museum.
Memories model Jean Petchett: "We flew 32 hundreds of miles away. We got to the place and sat there doing nothing for a week. And all this time Mr. Penn to his cell did not even touch. I was beginning to worry. Every day I got up, ready to shoot, but he did not take off. In the end, I remember, we wandered into a small cafe. Opposite me sat a guy. The mood was terrible. I really wanted to send everyone away, go home, and I put her in the mouth pearls, took off her shoes - feet ached from the endless walk. Suddenly Penn shouted: "Stop! I rented! "So in 1949 was born one of the best works of Irving Penn's" Cafe in Lima ". Here is a collection of the most iconic work of Irving Penn.
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Ingmar Bergman 1964
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Miles Davis 1986
Marlene Dietrich 1947
Kate Moss 1996
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Lily Cole 2005