On Wednesday, master photographer Irving Penn passed away at the ripe old age of 92. Among other pursuits, Penn worked for many years at Vogue photographing not only models, but also cognoscenti such as Martha Graham, Pablo Picasso, and Truman Capote. He took as his subjects the rich and famous, the marginalized, and the mundane, and actually I know him best for his close up images of cigarette butts. Although I appreciate the spareness and clarity of his black and white work, I've always enjoyed his color still life shots the best, so I'm posting a few of my favorites that he photographed, the first one dating way back to 1947.
Be sure to check back next week for some super guest posts while Karly is still on Blog vacation. AB Chao will be here on Monday with her best bedroom in America having self, and fabulous real life small business owner Pillow Mint will be in the house on Wednesday. It's going to be radical, y'all.
Happy weekend, everyone!