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Biography | Irving Penn

Irving Penn is an amazing photographer that has work for Vogue and a few other magazines. He has also done a lot of projects that are amazing and this is what brought him to my attention as they helped me work on one of uni projects. 502 more words


Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, New York (by Irving Penn, 1947)

“Lo que realmente trato de hacer es fotografiar a la gente en reposo, en un estado de serenidad.”
– Irving Penn


“What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.”
– Irving Penn


Irving Penn

Irving Penn 1917 ~ 2009

As part of my research on Irving Penn I viewed the excellent Podcast of The Art of Photography by Ted Forbes… 348 more words

PP2: The series

I’ve had a further think about my series, and after having my tutorial on my initial idea for the series which was to take photographs in the same style as Thomas Ruff’s portraits. 355 more words

Photography Practice

“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 a word, effective.”

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MPEX Experience

Irving Penn - Flowers

Very glad to have caught the Irving Penn Flowers exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery yesterday. This is, apparently, the first time all the pictures in Penn’s flower series have been shown together and it makes for a brilliant exhibition. 241 more words


Diane Arbus: A Lifelong Confession

The course notes make the point that Diane Arbus’ work was informed by August Sander and that she described her practice as “gathering a butterfly collection”; a combination of Sanders and entomology (i) suggests that we should contextualise her work as typology. 2,855 more words

Research & Reflection