For those of you who are into photography and haven’t yet checked out The Humble Fabulist, I am reblogging this post from her blog. I wish I’d had the opportunity to see this Irving Penn exhibit in NYC.
I hope you enjoy seeing these photos and the folks portrayed therein .
In 2017, Irving Penn (1917–2009) would have been one hundred years old. To mark the occasion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted ”Irving Penn: Centennial”, in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation. It was the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of the great American photographer.
Here are some photos of the photos (and reflections thereof) which I hope you’ll enjoy :-
1/ Irving Penn: Centennial
2-3/ Roleiflex 3.5 E3 Twin-Lens Reflex Camera with 75 mm Carl Zeiss Planar Lens, 1961-64. Irving Penn acquired this camera in 1964 and used it and other similar models for portrait sittings for the next four decades. It is topped with a modified Hasselblad chimney viewfinder and mounted on a Tiltall pan/tilt head above a table tripod of the artist’s own design.
4/Carl Erickson and Elise Daniels, New York, 1947
5/Charles James, New York, 1948
6/Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1948
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