Thanks for Everything, Irving Penn
Irving Penn has died at 92 in New York.This extraordinary man gave us some of the most iconic images of our time with subjects as varied as Jean Cocteau, Nondugl girls from New Guinea and Gemma Ward. He never stopped taking pictures. WWD wrote a nice tribute so have a read. Anna Wintour released this statement about her friend:
“In my career, I have met no one else who worked with the level of imaginative intensity and economy of Irving Penn. His photographs were as exquisite and electrifying in the last year of his life as they were in 1943, when he started contributing to Vogue. To have been a colleague and friend of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century is a privilege greater than I could have ever imagined.”
Thank you for the moments, Mr. Penn.