archival pigment print
16 x 20 Inches, 20 x 24 Inches, 36 x 36 Inches, 48 x 48 Inches
Edition of 21
Audrey Hepburn, at Villa Rolli by Norman Parkinson
Dutch fashion model Apollonia van Ravenstein at the Crane Beach Hotel in Barbados wearing a Jane Cattlin swimsuit with a Charles Batten hat, chiffon scarf from Liberty, and Saint Laurent Rive Gauche sandals. British Vogue, July 1973.
About the Artist:
“The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet or it can be the lotion of the heart.” – Norman Parkinson
Norman Parkinson was a leading figure in shaping the image of 20th-century fashion. After apprenticing with royal court photographers Speaight and Sons Ltd., he spent the rest of his life working at leading fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, where he photographed subjects ranging from the candy-colored ensembles of Dior’s New Look to the bold style of the 1970s supermodel Jerry Hall. A frequent collaborator of Grace Coddington, Parkinson pushed the limits of fashion photography by traveling to far-flung destinations and by infusing his work with an irreverent dose of British humor.
He received many honors during his life including the Royal Photographic Society’s Progress Medal, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Magazine Photographers, a Google Doodle, and a British postage stamp.