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30.10.13

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

by victoria berezhna ☆ view previous articles

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

If there is one photographer known for editorials that evoke a luxurious trip to an exotic location such as India or Morocco, and with a suitcase full of exquisite clothes ideal for the occasion, it's Norman Parkinson.  Not only did he revolutionise British Harper's Bazaar by bringing fashion from the studio to a dynamic outdoor setting—and frequently overseas—but he brought post-war photography a sense of the unexpected . . .

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

. . . his models stood dressed in pink mohair coats against a backdrop of the City Palace in Jaipur, or sat on a boat in front of the Taj Mahal in a stunning flower printed one-piece swimsuit. Whilst today, striking editorials are easy to find, Parkinson's photography is one of a kind: mixing luxurious couture pieces with settings far, far away. In his words, "I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better.”

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}



"The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin's bullet. Or it can be the lotion of the heart." 
Norman Parkinson.



{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}


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[Images via: Norman Parkinson Archive.]

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Thank you fro the inspiration. These pictures are fabulous.

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The elegance of this set is just too amazing. Not that I don't appreciate the advancements of feminism, but oh how I long for the days when women were all this feminine and classy and put together all the time!

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