Photography & Stuff by Erin Hanson

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My stuff. Their stuff. And nostalgic stuff. This is the blog of Erin Hanson -- Recovering Lazyholic.

goodbye irving penn (1917-2009)

I picked up my first camera when I was just a little kid, but it wasn't until I was in high school that I started to learn about photographers, get to know specific work, and build a mental list of inspiring favorites. Irving Penn was one of those original photo giants that helped turn on my imagination, and he sadly passed away yesterday after a long life and legendary career. During this span his images varied from high fashion, to stark portraiture, to odd still lifes -- everything equally exhibiting the talent and ability to capture beauty in all its forms.