He revolutionised the photography industry with his 'less is more' tactic, producing iconic work that has inspired many to date. Irving Penn, American fashion photographer died aged 92 at his apartment in New York City today, as confirmed by his film-maker brother and director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', Arthur Penn. Most certainly a great loss to the industry,Penn began contributing to Vogue in 1943, becoming one of the most influential photographers to make a smooth transition from fashion to art photography.
W Magzine presents it's first ever competition, W: The Art Project, which will give aspiring photographers and amateurs alike, the opportunity to enter into their photography contest.
Although the finer details are yet to be divulged, it has been confirmed that the contest will be judged by a panel of experienced and esteemed creatives and readers too. As the prize is said to include a W Magazine promotional feature, a professional grade camera and agency consultation, amongst other things, you would be wise to get your camera at the ready.
For more information log onto www.condenastdirect.com/w/theartproject/.
Yvan Rodic, the photographer behind the popular street-style site The Face Hunter, has exciting news: He's coming out with a book. Thames & Hudson will publish a selection of his photographs (with accompanying text) worldwide in early 2010. As one of Rodic's dedicated fans wrote, "gimme a signed copy".
Polaroid is bankrupt. Polaroid's instant film has a cult- to considerable-sized following among art and fashion types who want their photos to stand out from every other digital picture. You can see problems brewing.
Racked is giving discount codes for Photo Village's sale of the last Polaroid film to be sold. Ever. Any other film from the company at other stores is back stock, so if you, too, are a Polaroid junkie, then check in soon.
She can pose for photos, and she can take them too. Model Iekeliene Stange and the Dutch artist who introduced her to the fashion industry, Victor De Bie are having an art exhibition called Umfeld at The Horse Hospital.
The exhibition of 'surreal' paintings, drawings and Polaroids opens at the London gallery on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. It's open for full days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Go expand those horizons!