Irving Penn. Born on June 16, 1917 In Plainfield, New Jersey His parents are Harry Penn and Sonia...
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Irving Penn• Born on June 16, 1917
• In Plainfield, New Jersey
• His parents are Harry Penn and Sonia Greenberg
• Irving Penn attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art from 1934 to 1938, where he studied drawing, painting, graphics, and industrial arts under Alexey Brodovitch.
• Irving Penn photographed his first cover for vogue magazine in 1943 and continued to work at the magazine throughout his career, shooting covers, portraits, still lifes, fashion, and photographic essays.
• He got most of his idea and was really influenced by his wife. They met while he was photographing her.
• Most of his photos are taken in black and white. Only a few of them are in colorall of his photos are really unique. If I was I a photographer id be his type. He takes a lot of portraits and they are really cool and stand out
Black and white Vogue cover
These pictures were taken over 60 years ago
Taken in 1950
The light was a artificial light. It was taken inside
The light is coming from the front right of the images
The main subject would be the woman he is taking a picture of
The composition is great it really makes the blacks and the whites stand out
The story in this photo would be the way she looks, she is telling something with her eyes
I picked this photo because is stood out. The contrast and just how old the photo is. It was hard to get good photos back then.
Man in mask
Taken in Cuzco Peru 1948
This lighting look to be artificial
The lighting is coming from above
The main subject would be the mask on the mans face and the rope around his neck
The composition is really good, its supper clear and his mask really stands out. He used to the rule of thirds
He is trying to show the pain in the masked face, the rope around his neck tells me that he is in pain and is questioning life
I chose this picture because of the story it tells
MouthThis photograph is called mouth
Taken in New York in 1986The light is artificial. Taken inside.
The light is coming from straight onI can tell because of the shadowing. And how there isnt a shadow from the
nose. If the light was from the side, the shadow from the nose would be on the other side. But there isn't a shadow so the lighting is striaght on
The main subject would have to be the lips. The cool texture and coloring from the lips
He isn't using rule of thirds, bur the clarity is outstanding I think he is trying to sell lipstick, and this picture really makes me want to
go out and buy lipstick. I chose this photo because it was unique and I havnt seen one like this
Turning Head self portrait
This portrait is called turning head and was taken in 1993
The lighting is artificialThis lighting is coming from above and straight on, I can tell due to the
The main subject would be the face in the middle
I can tell because that what he is trying to make stand out. That’s what he wants us to focus on
The composition is just average. Its clear and focused.
Iviring is really clever. I don’t know how he took this photo. It is really cool. I chose it because the picture itself is cool to look at. But I feel like it could
have been taken better. The idea Is great though.
Broken eggThis photo was taken in New York in 1959
I can tell because the reflection of the light coming off the yolk of the egg
The main subject would be the cracked egg and the yolk coming out of it
I can tell because that’s the only thing in this picture and that’s what the photographer wants us to be looking at
The composition is great. This photo is really clear and smooth
I don’t know what the photographer in this photo is trying to tell us. Maybe something to do with cooking? I don’t know
I chose this picture because I know how hard it is to crake an egg perfectly. And then to take a picture of it.. That must have
been really hard
Balenciaga sleeve This picture was taken in Paris in 1950
The lighting is artificial and the picture was taken insideThe lighting is coming from the above and to the left due to where the
shadow is on the sleeveThe main subject would be the sleeve and the elbow
I can tell because it’s the names of the photo and its what stands out the most
The composition is good, its really clear and everything stands out like I can almost feel it threw the computer screen. He uses the rule of
thirds and the fabric looks so clearI don’t know what he is trying to get across
I don’t think there is a story, maybe there is, its just hard to tell what it is
I like this photo because its unique and its fabric and how perfectly it creases stood out to me.
My sources • http://lindacrispell.blogspot.com/2008/11/irving-penn.html• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Penn• http://www.humanflowerproject.com/index.php/weblog/comments/
• http://www.artnet.com/artists/irving-penn/• http://www.artnet.com/artists/irving-penn/mouth-new-york-