NORMAN PARKINSON

Jerry Hall and Antonio Lopez, 1975
50.8 cm. x 60.96 cm. / 20 in. x 24 in. Edition of 21
Silver Gelatin print Estate stamped and numbered

Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and American model Jerry Hall photographed in Jamaica for Vogue magazine in 1975. Antonio Lopez died of Kaposi’s sarcoma as a complication of AIDS. 

Norman Parkinson was the twentieth century’s most celebrated fashion photographer. He pioneered epic storytelling in his images, taking portrait and fashion photography beyond the stiff formality of his predecessors and injecting an easy and casual elegance into the art. His photographs created the age of the supermodel and made him the photographer of choice for celebrities, artists, Presidents and Prime Ministers. Parkinson worked for a wide range of publications, notably Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and other international magazines, which brought him worldwide recognition. Subjects include Audrey Hepburn, The Beatles, Twiggy, Grace Coddington, David Bowie, Iman, Jerry Hall and countless others. In a career that spanned seven decades, Parkinson dazzled the world and inspired his peers with sparkling inventiveness as a portrait and fashion photographer. 


Courtesy of Norman Parkinson archive and Iconic Images


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