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Fashion Inspiration | Photographer : Norman Parkinson

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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}

[Images via: Norman Parkinson Archive.]

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Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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