Fashion photography can be astoundingly stupid. Vacuous models placed in ever more idiotic situations and poses.
How refreshingly to remember their were also photographers like Norman Parkinson who possessed a great sense of style but also a great sense of humor. A Sense of Smile one might say.
His work produced mainly in the fifties and early sixties has that wit I associate with an Evelyn Waugh novel, something that is beautifully done but doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Parkinson embodies this spirit with his fun, inventive, tongue-in-cheek work.