Recently I discovered a series of photographs that master photographer Irving Penn produced in the late sixties, which were part of a now-out-of-print book that I'd die to own, called Flowers.
If I could track down a copy for less than $300, I'd study every delicate details Mr. Penn captured from each flower in large scale. Feast your eyes on a few of these floral delights:
How fantastic would one of these floral prints be blown up to a dramatic scale?
As it turns out, I'm not the only one who loves the artistry evident in Irving Penn's flower photography. For one, Mr. Penn's fuschia peony photo figures prominently in the offices of Aerin Lauder's new lifestyle brand, Aerin.
(via Architectural Digest)
Yasmin Le Bon, model/wife of Duran-Duran's Simon Le Bon, has her own Penn poppy to display.
(via The Telegraph UK)
Isn't Irving Penn's collection of floral photography simply gorgeous?
Anyone own a copy of Flowers that they'd like to let me keep on long-term loan? :)