“The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet. Or it can be the lotion of the heart”.~Norman Parkinson
If it had not been for famed British fashion and portrait photographer Norman Parkinson, Georgia May Jagger’s mum– Jerry Hall — may have never exploded to modeling fame. His shot of Jerry caught the eye of singer Bryan Ferry and inspired him to put her on the cover of Roxy music’s fifth album, Sirens. The rest, her romance with Ferry, and her eventual meeting and marriage to Mick Jagger, is history.
Parkinson, (born in 1913) who just passed away a decade ago, shot for Harper’s Bazaar, Queen, and British Vogue. He’s credited with taking fashion images out of doors, rather than in studio shots for magazines. In an exhibit at New York’s Milk Gallery to coincide with a presentation of clothing by Brit chick Alice Temperley, some glamour images from the late Fifties and Sixties (seen here) remind us what a stylish woman should be. Above all, he captured the confidence an easy chic of gals who know they look good in any setting.
[UPDATE]: These images (from The Angela Williams Archive) will be for sale in London along with photographs of British women celebrities wearing Temperley collection in May to raise money for Oxfam children in Mali