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Assignment 4 Applying Lighting Techniques

Assignment 4 asks for 8 photos that show the use of lighting to individually show shape, form, texture and colour in a subject. I have spent several weeks building up to this assignment and have described that process in… 1,625 more words

Light And Lighting

Irving Penn

The Georges Chakra Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to Irving Penn and Richard Avedon’s ’50s photographs.

Other Irving Penn-inspired collections : Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 2012 (the visors were based on an Irving Penn’s picture), Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear (the elegance in Irving Penn’s images of London tradesmen, in the late ’40s, influenced this show), Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Resort 2014 (Irving Penn’s 2009 « Small Trades » book was one of the references of this show), Christian Siriano Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (images of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, shot by her 2 husbands, Irving Penn and Fernand Fonssagrives, inspired this collection), Costello Tagliapietra Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (in this show, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra channeled an « all-out Irving Penn » glamour), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was partly based on how Dior’s designs had been immortalized by Irving Penn), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection was based on Irving Penn’s shots of Lisa Fonssagrives), Jason Wu Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Irving Penn’s personal style influenced this show), John Bartlett Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Menswear (this presentation was dedicated to Irving Penn’s « corner » portraits), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear (this show was based on a cache of Irving Penn’s images of Peruvian tribespeople that John Galliano discovered in Buenos Aires), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2006 (the program notes paid tribute to Irving Penn), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Irving Penn’s sand collages influenced this collection), Maurizio Pecoraro Spring/Summer 2013 (the American photographer was one of the references of this show). 24 more words

Fashion

Benedetta Barzini

Vintage Vogue cover featuring Benedetta Barzini photographed by Irving Penn in 1965

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Style

Irving Penn - Still Life

On the recommendation of my tutor I acquired a copy of Irving Penn’s book Still Life *(1). Penn supervised the collation of this book and, as such, it is a revealing representation of his work. 1,636 more words

Research And Reflection

Eat The Wind

“Countless thousands of years ago human beings stepped outside their ready-made nature to refashion themselves as works of art in their own world. They became non-natural beings in order to give physical form to a supra-nature that could give expression to their concept of themselves as demons, spirits and as angels. 46 more words

Practical Magic

Selected Still Life Artists

Continuing on from looking at the historic roots of still life and the contemporary perspective on the subject, I want to briefly look at a selection of artists who I have found inspirational and who are helping me think about how I would like to approach assignment 4. 2,469 more words

Research And Reflection