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RIP Irving Penn

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Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/arts/design/08penn.html

It’s a sad day. Irving Penn has passed away. This will be old news by the time most people find it on my blog; but right now it is pure sadness. Irving Penn changed the world and it will never be the same thanks to him.

Irving Penn is a God of photography. I have spent days worth of time studying his work and his life. It is impossible for me to shoot with a strobe in a studio without thinking “What would Irving Penn do?” Look closely at my still life and you will see heavy influences of his work. He was a master. I listed him as my favorite fashion photographer a while back. The best part of his work is that he treated fashion photography as a fine art.

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Written by Michael Donovan

07/10/2009 at 5:00 pm

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