When you think of fashion photography, many names can pop into your head but the man who it all started from was Norman Parkinson. After 100 years, his legacy is undeniable.
Parkinson opened his first studio in Piccadilly in 1934, and by 1935 he was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar andBystander (now Tatler) magazines. After the war, he worked for Vogue and Queen magazines, but largely as a freelance photographer.
Parkinson is most famous for photographing names including Twiggy and David Bowie. His pictures are constant depicting femininity, glamour and utter elegance of the 1960s.