after Penn's Guedras
Veils Suite: after Penn's Guedras
etching & drypoint 60 x 44 cm.
I was working on my Veils Suite series of prints about wrapped and veiled figures, when in some magazine now long forgotten, I came across Irving Penn's photographs of the guedras of Morocco. They inspired several pieces; the first is this one - Veils Suite: after Penn's Guedras. I will post some of the others over the next week or two.
I was recently reminded again of Irving Penn by Joerg at conscientous who offers links to some bios and examples of Penn's photographic works. My favourites are his African photographs and of course this one that so inspired me. I also found this similar compelling and disturbing one of three rissani women that I don't think I have seen before.