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A REAL British Icon – Norman Parkinson

The man Himself

Stuck for something to do this weekend and in or around the Bristol area you could do a lot worse then take 30 minutes out of your precious time and nip over to the M Shed museum, for “An Eye For Fashion”, an exhibition of the work of Norman Parkinson. Parkinson was a true visionary when it came to photography, particularly fashion photography and a real testament to his work is how many of the pictures he took wouldn’t look out of place in any of the great glossy monthlies today. He was responsible for launching numerous models, just humble models back then not SUPERMODELS, over the years including Nena von Schlebrugge, WHO !, I can hear you from here, better known at Uma Thurman’s mum and his images of Jerry Hall were responsible for getting Bryan Ferry all hot and bothered over the Texan rose. A real British institution Parkinson started his career in 1931 and continued to have his work published right up until his death in 1990, for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue etc and throughout his many years maintained he was a craftsman rather then an artist, when it came to his snaps. Anyway, I need to shut up and let a picture paint 1000 words, well worth a nosey.


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This entry was posted on 09/03/2012 by in Wild Card.
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