Aka Norman Parkinson
To mark the centenary of his birth, AKA Norman Parkinson examines the glamorous life and exceptionally long career of pioneering photographer and eccentric English Gentleman, Norman Parkinson. Filmed in New York and London, the documentary presents an abundance of glamorous images and explores the life and work of ‘Parks’, heir to Cecil Beaton and precursor of David Bailey. His singular ability to tune into the vibe of the times meant he outlasted all his peers and never went out of fashion. Audiences will relish full access to the Parkinson Archive, a collection of over 35,000 negatives as well as original archive footage and contributions from his models and collaborators, including Iman, Jerry Hall, Carmen Dell'Orefice, ex-creative director of Vogue Grace Coddington and his grandson Jake Parkinson-Smith.