Sunday, April 21, 2013
An ode to Norman Parkinson
Today, March 21, it is exactly 100 years ago that the famous photographer Norman Parkinson was born. He was born in London and began his photography career in 1931. He was specialized in fashion and portraits and worked exclusively for Vogue for 15 years. Other magazines he photographer for, were Harper's Bazaar, Queen and Bystander. Norman Parkinson was one of the first photographers who took his models outside and shot them in the real world, instead of only shooting in the studio. After Cecil Beaton died, he took over as the royal photographer and took several shots of among others Queen Elizabeth. He died in 1990 but remains legendary by means of his photos.