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Irving Penn: The Goddess Couture Model

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The goddess couture model that is photographed by Irving Penn reveal her snooty attitude, the models of the 50 an 60’s ruled in this era. She communicates her wealth status in a upright sitting position to the viewers with power and pride, no one rules her, she is fully in control. The white background simplifies the photo and keeps it neat, this helps to focus on the strong lines of the model and therefore does not show the viewer the broad context of the surroundings, and the curved lines are used symbolically to ‘slow’ the observation time down. Mostly white background is used as ‘commercial’ use and the photographer uses negative space to allow companies or magazines to add their wording on, in this particular image there was
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