r.i.p. irving penn

master of image making, irving penn photographed celebrities, indigenous people, workers and cigarette butts, has died at his manhattan home, aged 92. taking subjects out of their element and into his studio, penn isolated their unique characteristics to capture their true natures. he applied the approach whether he was photographing aborigine tribesmen, foods, flowers or san francisco hippies. starting to work for vogue in the 1940’s, he remained active and in demand his entire life. he along with his refined yet honest images will be missed dearly. by kl