Irving Penn, 1917-2009

Famed fashion photographer and longtime Vogue contributor, Irving Penn died yesterday at the age of 92. His images continue to be among the most striking for simplicity of their composition and the elegance of their subject matter. He, like Richard Avedon and Patrick Demarchelier are among the very first reasons I have always been drawn to fashion and photography. They are they masters who made this type of photography an art.


  1. 92, what an amazing career! Beautiful photos!

  2. It's funny...all these famous photographer live well into their 90's. Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson.