#FineArtFriday – Young Velvets, by Norman Parkinson

Young Velvets, Young Prices, Hat Fashions

This shot, taken from the roof of the Condé Nast building on Lexington Avenue, was for a ‘Hat Fashions’ story that ran in the October 1949 issue of American Vogue. With a view of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, the models are captured mid-gossip, their pose perhaps suggestive of a quick catch-up taking place during a busy lunch break.

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Iconic Spotlight : Harry Carney, by Ted Williams

Harry Carney

“Harry Carney’s baritone saxophone was the anchor in Duke Ellington’s band from the age of sixteen until his death forty-eight years later. I had been doing a series of photo sessions in a studio near the Blue Note and I invited Harry to come in sometime so we could experiment visually with him and his horn.”

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