Anne Gunning outside the City Palace, Vogue, November 1956.
Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer.
He always maintained he was a craftsman and not an artist.
From his early days as a photographer up to his death he remained one of the foremost British portrait and fashion photographers.
His work, following the lead of Martin Munkacsi at Harper’s Bazaar, revolutionised the world of British fashion photography in the 1940s by bringing his models from the rigid studio environment into a far more dynamic outdoor setting.
Audrey Hepburn, US Glamour, 1955.
Humour played a central role in many of his photographs which often included himself.
As well as magazine work he also created celebrated calendars featuring glamorous young women.