In Norman Parkinsons day, routine activities and objects assumed clever elegance. A space between two buildings became a runway; a table became a plinth for Audrey Hepburn; a skirt became a flamenco fan.
Now, new audiences can take a closer look at the master photographers work, thanks to the recent release of 10 limited edition reprints of some of Parkinsons most recognisable images.
The prints revisit photographs taken from 1938 to 1982 and feature models including Hepburn, Wenda Parkinson (the photographers wife and four-decade muse) and Nena von Schlebrugge. Also known as Uma Thurmans mother, shes pictured here stroking a sphinx.
Not quite Parkinson originals, these arent posters eitherthe Archive produced only 21 reprints of each photograph from Parkinsons original plates, and prices start at £2,000. Find out more at the Archive's website.