R.I.P. Irving Penn


The last to go of the greats of the previous century of photography; Irving Penn who, like Avedon and Newton and Strand and etcetera, we’ll all forever, forever stand in the long shadow of.  B/c the man LIVED:

So take a picture for him today.  So pour a drink for him tonight.

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.”  -William Butler Yeats

2 Responses to “R.I.P. Irving Penn”
  1. Hamish says:

    hey Graeme arent words one of the many beautiful mediums so hope to here from you still in the current of your constant fans keep in touch i will you meet one day ha ha. keep working.

    “you look into the abyss and the abyss looks into you” F.Nietzsche

  2. Graeme,
    LIVED! It is great that you see this as such a valuable thing, don’t just remember the work he did while he was alive, remember he lived while he was alive.