The Irving Penn Inspiration

Irving Penn is one of my favorite photographers. It’s not just because of his images, but it’s also a combination of his artist philosophy that moves and inspires me. From an article titled “9 Lessons Irving Penn Can Teach You About Photography” I was inspired to do this portrait project and also use it as a way to shape my artist philosophy. My favorite lessons “Elicit a reaction from your subject” and “Don’t be a specialist.”

“The greatest privilege I’ve had in photography is a change of diet”-Irving Penn