Nawman pawkinson

I make lists.
I make lists about music, lists about artists, movies, people i want to research; needless to say i'm going to need to start making lists about all the lists I have.

In one of my lists i found the name Norman Parkinson. 
This is a concise biography of him and some of his work.

Born in 1913 in London Educated in Westminster School; he began his career as a photographer for the courts. 
In 1934 he opened his own studio with Norman Kibblewhite.
From 1935 -1940 he worked for Harper's Bazaar and Bystander Magazine.
1947 He married actress Wenda Rogerson.
From 1945 to 1960 he was employed as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue. 

From 1960 to 1964 he was an Associate Contributing Editor of Queen magazine. In 1963 he moved to Tobago, although frequently returned to London, and from 1964 until his death he worked as a freelance photographer.

Honestly his photographs speak for themselves, they're quirky and there's always something that pops, he plays with focus and colour and each of his photographs tells a short paragraph, not a story but a short paragraph of what their day was like. 

Adele Collins, 1959
Unpublished photo that was meant for Life Magazine
Young velvets, young prices, hat fashions. US Vogue 1949
I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do, and if you're interested in seeing more... just click here.


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