I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel. - Irving Penn , American Photo , Page: 43
September/October 2001
Photographing a cake can be art. - Irving Penn
asserted when he opened his studio in 1953
A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page. - Irving Penn
Hall page: 154
A good photograph is one that communicate a fact, touches the heart, leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective. - Irving Penn , The Best of Popular Photography by Harvey V. Fondiller , ISBN: 0871650371 , Page: 274
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