Norman Parkinson

Norman PARKINSON (1913-1990)


Born in 1913 in Great Britain, Norman Parkinson has become over the years the British fashion photographer and portrait painter par excellence. During fifty years, he has developed his own style which has brought him recognition and notoriety among the most important of the last century.


Norman Parkinson took the models out of the photo studios and offered them to pose in natural environments. No doubt this comes from his taste for nature, he who was raised in the countryside and who created a farm in the Caribbean.


The quality and specificity of his work also contributed to the birth of the phenomenon of starisation of models, with for example his contribution to the fame of Jerry Hall in the course of the 1970s.


For a long time, Norman Parkinson collaborated with the magazine Vogue (English and American version) as well as with almost all the fashion magazines, Life, Haper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamor, Vanity Fair …


However, the one who said of himself, “I am the most unknown of famous photographers” still remains largely unknown to the general public. These compositions by women, imbued with elegance and that very British distinction, are today celebrated and collected around the world.

Jerry Hall

Norman Parkinson / Photography / Portrayal