“I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That’s the curse of being a photographer.” Irving Penn
The American Irving Penn (1917-2009) was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Irwin Penn is a genuine classic, legend and nearly mythological figure who shot almost all the celebrities.
In the mid-80s, Irwin Penn was fond of making extremely extraordinary subject compositions, which have become, as well as his accurate, graphic photo models, the visiting card of the artist. Never was he afraid of showing things on the „ugly“ side.
His still lifes are stamped with the idea that everything in the world is not eternal, all decays and dies, only the beauty of the moment can be preserved, even when the model loses it. In1943 he in fact photographed the first and only Vogue still life cover.