I bought Irving Penn: Centennial after being lucky enough to catch the last day of the exhibition at the Met Art Gallery in NY.
I’m pretty early on in my journey into photography and have been really engrossed in street and candid photos over the past few months so I never really had an interest in studio photography and posed photographs. The exhibition really changed that for me. I saw a lot of beauty in his photographs. He had such a talent for bringing out and capturing the character in the people he posed and shot – I had previously thought a photo would HAVE to be candid to capture a person’s internal character.
Irving Penn showed me I was wrong. I like to find out when I’m wrong because it shows me what I need to learn next. So I bought the book 🙂