Monday, October 12, 2009
Irving Penn (June 16 1917 - Oct. 7 2009)
Last week, aged 92 years, an artist of rare genius, passed away. Irving Penn, was an iconic American photographer. Renowned for his uniquely elegant sense of line and form, virtuoso command of natural, classical lighting, and perhaps most notably - his wonderful ability to express the commonplace in the most remarkable of ways.
Irving Penn worked succesfully for decades for all the shiniest magazines in New York and Paris as a studio illustrator, but he was perhaps - as revered artistically for his personal - more private work, than for the brilliance of his commercial fashion and product photography.
Instantly identifiable, Penn's images, more than any other photographer of his generation defined studio photography, and he has had an indelible influence on each succeeding generation of photographers that were fortunate enough to know his work. Irving Penn is irreplaceable, a true visionary, rest in peace. his name is linked, please read
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Saturday, October 03, 2009
A particularly gifted former student who has since gone on to far away fame and fortune as an animator and 3D imaging software developer, sent me this interesting site.
Digital two please have a visit; a site about informatics, the emerging if reluctant marriage of information and imaging - now enjoying a great leap forward far removed from the land of bar graphs and pie charts.
Word to the wise my little monkeys, while the author of the site genuinely enthuses that beauty is possible in the world of quantization, his work itself, regrettably, is not that remarkable.
In Our Library (an antique colloquialism if there ever was one, they store these things called books, perhaps you've heard of them ?) are a number of really beautiful texts by Edward Tufte, if you're at all interested in the subject or plan to pass our class, (and it is an interesting and vigorously evolving field of work) have a look at his books. the word informatics is linked ...
Posted by Radio Free Pescado at 1:51 PM