Monday, 8 November 2010

Through The Lens: The Iconic Glamour of 1950s Fashion Photography ~ (Part II: Norman Parkinson, William Klein & Walde Huth)

Norman Parkinson
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"I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look, and with luck, a shade better."

London Fashion - 1949
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Trafalgar Square

Wenda Parkinson, Vogue - 1951
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Wenda Parkinson - 1955

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Wenda Against Post

Legroux Soeurs hat - 1952

Jean Patchett

Dovima, Vogue - 1952
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The Art of Travel, Vogue - 1951

Trafalgar Square, Vogue - 1951

William Klein
(1928- )
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"I didn’t relate to European photography. It was too poetic and anecdotal for me.... The kinetic quality of New York, the kids, dirt, madness - I tried to find a photographic style that would come close to it.So I would be grainy and contrasted and black. I’d crop, blur, play with the negatives. I didn’t see clean technique being right for New York. I could imagine my pictures lying in the gutter like the New York Daily News."

Smoke & Veil - 1958

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Hat and Five Roses - 1956
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New York - 1954
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Simone & Nina, Piazza di Spagna, Rome - 1960
Simone & Painting + Coffee, Vogue - 1960
Anouk Aimee, Vogue - 1961

Barbara & Coffee Filter - 1956
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Simone Daillencourt - 1962

Barbara, Over Gadgeted, Does Lips - 1956

Barbara With Black Flower Snack - 1956

Barbara in the 1920s - 1956
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Walde Huth
(1923- )
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Dior chiffon cocktail dress - 1955
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Patricia in Jacques Fath - 1956
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Maggy Rouff - 1955

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Recommended readings:

Photographs by Norman Parkinson: Fifty Years of Portraits and Fashion (1981), by Norman Parkinson, Terence Pepper & National Portrait Gallery: G. Fraser

Fifty Years of Style and Fashion (1983), by Norman Parkinson: Vendome Press

Norman Parkinson: Portraits In Fashion (2004), by Robin Muir & Norman Parkinson: National Portrait Gallery

Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour (2009), by Louise Baring: Rizzoli

New York, 1954.55 (1995), by William Klein: Dewi Lewis

William Klein (1982), by William Klein & Alain Jouffroy: Unions des Editions Modernes

Paris + Klein (2003), by William Klein: Art Publishers Inc.

100 Ungeschriebene Briefe: Fotografische Modulationen (1990), by Walde Huth: Locher

Walde Huth: Augen-Weide (1994), by Walde Huth & Helmut Gernsheim: Rheinland-Verl.

Walde Huth: Modefotografie (2004), by Walde Huth, Gerda Breuer & Bergische Universitat Wuppertal: Locher 

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