Sunday, 25 April 2010

Irving Penn

I went to the Irving Penn Portraits exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery a couple of weeks ago. It's insane how all of his photos, even those taken way back in the 40s, still seem so fresh and modern. If you forget about the snazzy clothes, you could almost mistake some of them to have been shot this decade. I particularly like the ones taken in his studio where the subjects are sandwiched between two walls, and his extreme close up shots (in some of them he's so close to the sitter you can see his shadow in their eyes).

[Photos taken from Google images]

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