March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

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An Eye For Fashion

Norman Parkinson Photographs
British Designers 1954-1964

21 January – 15 April 2012
Bristol M Shed.

This exhibition of over 60 rare vintage photographs by Norman Parkinson was absolutely fantastic, and is well worth the visit if you get a chance (Which I highly recommend if you are interested in fashion photography!) The majority of these works were featured in Vogue magazine, as well as The Queen magazine – so already you get the idea of glamorous portraits. And I was totally thrilled to get to go!

The photos have such a timeless beauty about them; all the models and locations are all subtly yet impressively staged so that they look completely natural. Though every single detail from the weather to the locations colour scheme is controlled to Parkinson’s meticulous preparation and perfectionism. The end results perfectly capture the mood of an era…

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