It seems so obvious now, but taking pictures of models outside of a studio was something of a revolution in the 1940s and 50s.
For Norman Parkinson, the British photographer who would have been 100 years old today, it offered an opportunity for an additional elegance and simplicity.
"I never work in studios if I can help it, because working in a studio is such hard work," he told one interviewer.
A studio is merely an attempt to simulate daylight. Why not just plump for daylight in the first place?
Many think of Sir Norman (as he became) … Read more