Thursday, 8 October 2009

The loss of a legend Irving Penn Photographer

I have just read that legendary photographer Irving Penn has died. During my last year at art school I did my final major project in textiles and as such had to research fashion illustration. Whilst doing my research I came across this guys amazing work and the pictures speak for themselves.

His pictures articulate an age of elegance that I fear has gone forever. His pictures will forever in my mind be associated with very elegant, scary ladies smoking cigarettes and the Coco Chanel genre.
A great loss to the art world.

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