In this animated video of Irving Penn's darkroom, Vasilios Zatse, who was an assistant to Penn from 1996 to 2009, explains the artist's innovative process for making platinum-palladium prints.
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Irving Penn: Centennial, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from April 24 through July 30, 2017.
Director and Producer: Kate Farrell
Editor: Sarah Cowan
Animation: Karlie Efinger
Camera: Wayne De La Roche, Dia Felix
Lighting Director: Ned Hallick
Gaffer: Foster McLaughlin
Original Music: Austin Fisher
Production Coordinator: Lisa Rifkind
Irving Penn photographs:
© The Irving Penn Foundation
© Condé Nast
© 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art