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Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin,1972

on December 22, 2011

Irving Penn,Woody Allen as Charlie Chaplin 1972

Irving Penn was one of the most prolific photographers working in the 20th century (and into the 21st, before his death at age 92 in 2009): his simple portraits of famous figures were spare but playful, capturing the personality behind the celebrity. His signature look was a studio shot rendered in monochrome, against an austere backdrop with subtle lighting and a “choreography of pose and gesture that hints at the interior life of the subject.”In this particular photograph, Allen’s been done up as Charlie Chaplin’s tramp, sadly sniffing a white rose.

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