Here are some of the best photographs of his 60-year career, which lasted from the 30's to 1990. He is clearly ahead of his time, and his work clearly influences the work of today's finest photographers like Ines and Vinood, Mario Testino, and, because of that boyish, devilish glimmer in his eye and the raw sexuality in some of his photos, even modern-day pervert/photog Terry Richardson.
Parkinson and his wife
Vogue, November, 1956.
This one is my favorite! It's kind of hard to make out at first glance, but when you focus on the image it totally embodies carefree laughter and decadence. I would be laughing too if I had such a big diamond...
Adèle Collins ,Vogue, 1959
Sweet Fanny Adams
"I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look, and with luck, a shade better".
- Norman Parkinson