The end of an era
October 17, 2009
With the death of Irving Penn earlier this month,
has put up
an article on the influence Irving Penn and Richard Avedon
have had on fashion photography with
a small slideshow
of Penn's photos through the years. Above is the lovely and giggly Jasper Johns in 2006. There's a beautiful photo of Frederick Kiesler and Willem de Kooning from 1960--de Kooning who I would have loved to know.
The article does no justice to the man and his legacy, but it's worth reading if you have no idea who/what I'm talking about.