Fashion pictured ny Norman Parkinson using double-exposure with New York street signage, for "Queen",14 August 1963

"A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields"

Norman Parkinson (born London April 21, 1913, died 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer.

He was schooled at Westminster School. He began his career in 1931 as an apprentice to the court photographers Speaight and Sons Ltd. In 1934 he opened his own studio together with Norman Kibblewhite. From 1935 to 1940 he worked for Harper's Bazaar and The Bystander magazines. During the Second World War he served as a reconnaissance photographer over France for the Royal Air Force. In 1947 he married the actress and model 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.



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