Traveling In Style

Nov 12, 2012

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

I adore people, and often artists, who manage to express their sense of humor through their work because I find that it reflects their humanity. That is why today I decided to share my admiration for British photographer Norman Parkinson.

Long before the supermodel era, Mr. Parkinson lead the way to another form of fashion photography. Trained as a portrait photographer, he is mostly recognized for his contribution to publications such as Vogue, Life, Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar in the 1940 and 1950. It is during that period that he developed a new aesthetic by capturing his models in creative environments, moving away from the rigid setting created by his predecessors. Not only did Norman Parkinson enjoy taking pictures outside, he also pioneered the concept of shooting fashion in exotic places. Here are a few of his playful, yet very elegant photographs. I hope you'll find them as whimsical as I do.

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1 comment on "Traveling In Style"
  1. I agree that when a serious artist with lots of depth adds the elements of humour and lightness to a work the project changes and almost comes to life. It makes it so much more!

    Love your beautiful posts, Catherine.
    x Ursamare


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