Fashion Photography by Irving Penn

 American Erving Penn (1917 – 2009) was the 20th century’s most influential photographer whose remarkable style set completely new standards to the fashion photography in the 1940s. Penn was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple grey or white backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers. Expanding his austere studio surroundings, Penn constructed a set of upright angled backdrops, to form a stark, acute corner.

Penn’s career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake, and Clinique. His work has been exhibited internationally, and continues to inform the art of photography even after his death

By Irving Penn

By Irving Penn

By Irving Penn

Irving Penn’s fashion photography

By Irving Penn

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