Today Google is celebrating the birthday of English Fashion Photographer Sir Norman Parkinson. It is also today the Queen’s 87th Birthday celebration and slightly off the point one of the 3D Car Shows Photographers and Contributors
is also celebrating his 29th birthday today.
We here at 3D Car Shows would like to wish the Queen, Rudi and Sir Norman Parkinson all a happy birthday and May your legacy live forever!
So who was Sir Norman Parkinson?
At first I thought that Sir Norman Parkinson have something to do with Parkinson’s disease but after I read more about Sir Norman Parkinson I quickly learned that Sir Norman Parkinson was a celebrated English portrait and fashion Photographers.
Sir Norman Parkinson was born in London on the 21st of April, 1913 today exactly 100 years ago. His career started as a court photographer in early 1931. During the Second World War he was a war photographer in France for the Royal Air Force, after the war he started working for Vogue as a fashion Photographer.
In 1964 he became and Associate Contributing Editor for the Queens Magazine. Sir Norman Parkinson was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1981 New Year Honors. Sir Norman Parkinson was very passionate about his work and said that “He was a craftsman and not an artist.
From Sir Norman Parkinson early days as a photographer up to his death he remained one of the foremost British portrait and fashion photographer
Notable portraits included Princess Anne in 1971 and Queen Elizabeth and The Queen Mother in 1980. In 1981, he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Progress Medal, which “carries with it an Honorary Fellowship of The Society” and later the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Magazine Photographers.
Today Sir Norman Parkinson have also received the honor of having his Birthday life and legacy celebrated on the Google United Kingdom homepage.
In the Google Doodle 21 April 2013, there is a drawing resembling Sir Norman Parkinson with a camera around his neck, taking measurements for a photograph!