|Norman Parkinson by Irving Penn American Vogue 1958|
He is very British and fell in love and married a very British, very beautiful actress, who became his model/muse - the epitome of "Englishness" in the late 40s & early 50s. Her name was Wenda and they were married in 1947.
|A family voyage|
Later on he would have other favorite models like Iman and Jerry Hall. In the early 60s he had a favorite from Sweden named Nena von Schlebrugge that I adore. She had a spectacular classic willowy model figure and gorgeous young sophistication. This photo with the roadster and doggies is adorable.
|Lady Curre's Itton fox-hounds 1951|
|Henley Regatta, June 11, 1950|
|Unidentified sitter, 1936|
Parks was not just a man of his era. He had no problem capturing the look and feel of the English 60s
|Raquel Welch 1967 (gorgeous!!)|
Maybe even more impressive is his grasp of 70s glamour. He starts to get almost Helmut Newton ish.
So, I would like to raise a glass to an exceptional artist, liver and lover of life, and giver of pleasure to the rest of us with his extreme talent, wit and imagination. To you Parks !
|Norman Parkinson and Frauke, 1985|
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