The moment when we opened the Norman Parkinson book for the first time, it felt like the world stopped for a moment and we were reminded of why we love photography so much.
Iconic Images have just launched an unseen Norman Parkinson book that shows a collection of his greatest work in the fields of fashion, celebrity, royalty and portraiture. Featuring many iconic images of famous faces including Audrey Hepburn, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jean Seberg, Jerry Hall and many more this book is a jewel for all photographer lovers, including us of course! “It was a real labour of love from the team here to go through and begin scanning the Norman Parkinson archive. We’ve now digitally scanned all of the archive, which has over a million negatives in total!” tells us Sam Clegg, Head of Social Media at Iconic Images, and this makes us pretty speechless and impressed and it feels even more precious to hold this in our hands and browse through images that are absolutely stunning, timeless and iconic.
And because we loooove making you happy too we are giving away 1 x “Norman Parkinson – Always in Fashion” photo book. To take part in this just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Norman Parkinson”. The raffle ends on the 6th October 2019 and the winner will be notified via email. We keep our fingers crossed to all of you!
Outtake of the book:
“A long overdue introduction into the work of a genius of photography. Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) is one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Beginning in the 1930s his style of work helped define the look of each subsequent decade (including the New Look of Paris in the ’50s and Swinging London of the ’60s) and his impact on his followers was immense. Parkinson gained recognition in his early years revolutionising photography by moving female models from the static, serious and controlled environment of the photographic studio to real-life locations and exotic surroundings. This dynamic and spontaneous style garnered the attention of numerous fashion magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Town & Country, earning Parkinson international recognition. His photographs helped create the age of the supermodel and made Parkinson the photographer of choice for fashion designers, artists and writers, musicians and actors, and British royalty.”
The book is available now at all good book stores and you can also purchase it online at ‘ACC Art Books’.
All images by Norman Parkinson and provided by Iconic Images