Monday, August 9, 2010

Life in black and white



I love the photography of Norman Parkinson ~ He was born in April, 21st 1913 - 15th February 1990. He was a celebrated English portrait and Fashion photographer. Here are a few of the dynamic black and whites, that still look wonderful today.


Here are two quotes from Norman Parkinson ~

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look and with luck a shade better

The only thing that gets in the way of a really good photograph, is the camera.

I hope that you have all had a great weekend and now wish you a happy new week.
Hugs
Carolyn

29 comments:

  1. Exquiste photography!! Thank you for sharing, Carolyn!

    Thank you so much for your visit and comment!!

    Have a wonderful week!!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  2. These are just marvelous, I had never heard of him before. There's such a classic, timeless feel to his photos, just lovely!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  3. A crisp black and white photo is such a classic. These are beautiful pictures. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the movie, have a great week!

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  4. Carolyn, you always manage to find the most wonderful photographs. You've whetted my appetite, I'd love to see more of his work. Enjoy your week!
    Sharon :-)

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  5. Elegant and exquisite!thanks or this lovely post
    Love

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  6. Elegant and exquisite!thanks or this enchanting post
    Love

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  7. Beautiful photos and such style and glamour ~ my favourite is the very top pic of that lovely big black hat.
    Tres elegant!!
    ~Dianne~

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  8. Hi Carolyn,
    Love the pictures and the hats!!!!
    They are very chic here in horse racing country.
    Black and white is a favorite of mine.
    Thank you too for your kind words.
    I just realized your comment was added. Your kindness means more than you know.
    All my best,
    Debra

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  9. Beautiful!!
    Wishing you a happy week Carolyn.
    xoxo Jenn

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  10. Would love to have been lucky enough to have been photographed by him! His shots also of Audrey Hepburn are so gorgeous!

    Have a lovely week ahead,

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  11. Love these today my friend...HAPPY MONDAY!!!

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  12. oh la la !!! love the black and white photos Carolyn!!!! I have to say they are so good I almost see them in colour!!! thank you for sharing these !!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  13. Beautiful, lovely black and white photos.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Love the black and white, so elegant and timeless.

    Thanks for your kind visit today.... will be back for more since I started following you.

    A bientot

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  15. The photographs are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.
    You said you lived in NZ...I've never been there but my dad lived there for about 6 months (long before I was born)...and he said it was the most beautiful place he has seen.

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  16. Hi: I love the hats, just beautiful. You always share such beautiful things. Have a good week. Blessings, Martha

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  17. I Love black and white photographs and these are wonderful Carolyn. Although I love black and white images- are we not so blessed to see in beautiful color- how sad it would be to live in a black and white world.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  18. awesome images...i especially love the second one...its retro and its sassy!!

    Persis

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  19. indeed, brilliant photography. i love black and white too. in fact, if i look in closet, i've more black tan any other color. :)

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous photos and quotes, darling!
    Love this post!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  21. oh yes, b & w is the best, everything looks marvelous in it!!

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  22. Dearest Carollyn, These pictures are wonderful!!! Really like them.
    Classics for sure. Enjoyed my visit today with you.

    Thank you for the prayers and kind words. Greatly appreciate you,
    d

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  23. NP's work has such a timeless quality Carolyn - just gorgeous!
    Millie ^_^

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  24. I truly feel that those photos are so beautiful.. :) Thank you for introducing this artist to us...! :)

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  25. great pics!!!
    i love your blog.
    http://malibuananas.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  26. Norman Parkinson work is fabulous. Each photograph you share here a masterpiece!!!

    xox
    C

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  27. your blog is lovely, just found it!
    Please visit mine, if you like follow me!
    I'll follow back!
    http://obsessedwithglamour.blogspot.com/

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