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Studio | Tear Sheet Recreation

In class we attempted to recreate this photo by Irving Penn:

First we had to analyse the different elements of the portrait –

  • The subjects forehead has been partially cropped out of the frame…
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Irving Penn

In preparation for my Senior Thesis Project, I have begun to study the work of great photographers. I began this exploration by looking into the photographs of… 531 more words



Mick works for the local council and could be described as a true jack of all trades.

Learning From the best Photographers of the Past.

I had a discussion with a fellow that was looking for help with his photography. He was frustrated with all the books and online publications that seem to be more about the camera, lens, and exposure setting than what I’ll call “one’s mindset” when it comes to making a creative decision about photographing the subject. 492 more words


People Surveys - B&W portraits as a documentary strategy - Zed Nelson, Irving Penn & August Sander

The next exercise has me looking at August Sander, a photographer that I have heard of, and looking more closely at some work by Zed Nelson (new) and Irving Penn (known) and comparing the bodies of work. 1,665 more words

Research & Reflection

Irving Penn, Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971