Avedon distilled the picture frame to nothing but his subject against a white backdrop—wrinkles, bad teeth, and all.
Each shoot must have been an insane photographic circus, with Avedon as the ruthless (and charming) ringleader.
The signature of each photographer is what we determine as being a portrait by Avedon or Penn before even recognizing the subject.
His collaborations with Avedon earned them the nickname "Aradon."
Another one of a young woman has all the poised regality of an Avedon.
There were lavish vacations, trips to the Oscars, pricey artworks from Warhol, photographs from Avedon.