Saturday, December 6, 2014

Beautiful Black and White Fashion Photography of 1950s by Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson © Roger George Clark National Portrait Gallery

Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer. He always maintained he was a craftsman and not an artist. His work, following the lead of Martin Munkacsi at Harper's Bazaar, revolutionised the world of British fashion photography in the '40s by bringing his models from the rigid studio environment into a far more dynamic outdoor setting. “Any photographer who surrounds himself with a studio is doomed,” said Norman Parkinson.

Audrey Hepburn with a donkey 1955

Anne Gunning in dress by Susan Small, photo by Norman Parkinson (India feature) for Vogue UK, Dec 1956

Ava Gardner 1953

Barbara Mullen. Delhi, India, November 1956

Carmen dell Orefice, Vogue, July, 1959

Carmen dell'Orefice, 1959

Cartwheel hat by Legroux Sisters, 1952

Fiona Campbell Walter wearing a Hardy Amies gown in 1953

Jennifer Syrett, Vogue 1956

Nena von Schlebrugge, suit by Frederick Starke, Vogue 1958

Nina de Voe, Vogue, November, 1958

Vogue 1951

Pagan Grigg Southampton, 1957

Burn up the Sun Supermodel Carmen Dell'Orifice - Bahamas April 1952

Nena von Schlebrugge, Vogue 1958

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