30.10.13

{arts & culture | photographer : norman parkinson}

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{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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3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

wonderful inspiration

http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

October 31, 2013  
Anonymous CJ Tours said...

Thank you fro the inspiration. These pictures are fabulous.

November 01, 2013  
Anonymous Stacy, LAmour de Paris said...

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!

November 01, 2013  

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