Irving Penn 1917-2009

And so the passing of another photography great today. Its hard to imagine another photographer who influenced so many be it his unique still life, portraits or travel images. Many tried to replicate, but few came close as so often happens. Just think about how many photographers have shot their subjects straight on against a plain background, or in a corner, or photographed objects found in the street, again against a plain background. Think Albert Watson, David Bailey, Richard Averdon, Nick Night, Annie Leibovitz, All of these have being heavily influenced in one way or another by the work of this one man.

R.I.P Mr Penn.

1 comment:

mark page said...

That is a great portrait.