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Whenever I need a boost in inspiration and desire to draw, old fashion photography - esp from the 50's - by photographers like Irving Penn and Dorian Leigh, are my drug. So powerful, so intense, it's hard not to be inspired.

Nureyev by Irving Penn ----- "Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world. ... Very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe." -Irving Penn