I do not want to write about this British Gentleman who once was married with Princess Margaret , the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, but about the very talented photographer who he was.
Of course British royalty figured frequently in his photographs, But since i added the book STILLS 1983-1987 to the collection of www.ftn-books.com, my admiration for him as a photographer was established instantly. These are among the best “Stills/ portraits” i have ever seen and deserve to be admired by all who love photography. Among them portraits of Royalty like the Queen, Diana, Bowie and Twiggy. Here is arguably the ultimate 60’s British photographer.
Another photographer . Yesterday William Klein and today Norman Parkinson. Two different approached to photography. For me Parkinson stands for typical sixties photography. Fashion and Royalty were his expertise and because of that expertise he stayed practically his entire life the preferred photographer choice of the British Royals. These photographs were typically staged photographs, they showed nothing spontanious and every pose, setting and prop was well thought over an staged. ( Yes, Audrey Hepburn is some kind of cinematic Royalty too)
His fashion photographs were much more loose and therefore i prefer these above the Royal photographs.
It is noot a very common book to find. A monography with photographs by Norman Parkinson is a rarity , but still www.ftn-books.com has one in its inventory.
Artist/ Author: Oliver Boberg
Title : Memorial
Publisher: Oliver Boberg
Measurements: Frame measures 51 x 42 cm. original C print is 35 x 25 cm.
signed by Oliver Boberg in pen and numbered 14/20 from an edition of 20