Thursday, 13 November 2008

Norman Parkinson

My favourite too, I love the colours.

– and says he doesn’t have a favourite because it changes according to how he feels (though he admits to loving the shot of the model in the lily pond).

Sublime images by Norman Parkinson

If all goes according to plan I may see these after work. They are currently on show at Paul Smith. He says...
Yet while embracing digital technology himself, Smith can’t help feeling that there was a romanticism to film that has been lost. “It was about confidence and knowing your job properly, whereas now, frankly, you can go straight to a computer screen – click-click – there’s the image and you can check the lighting and everything. Parkinson just took two rolls of 35mm and crossed his fingers.” more from the Times article here
I feel the same. There is just so much more depth of colour when you see prints taken on film. Sadly the immediacy of digital is just so addictive.


La Belette Rouge said...

Love the lushness of these images. They look like film stills. So cinematic. Can't wait to hear what you think of the whole show.

Jacqui Dodds said...

Thank you for alerting me to Norman Parkinson he is one of my favourite photographers - pity I have missed the exhibition.