PAPER SIZE 33.68 X 25 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE 28.68 X 20 INCHES
Elizabeth Taylor (GBE-ET-003) Photographed on December 22, 1986 New York, New York Gary Bernstein was commissioned to photograph elegant Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Arden to produce the launch and press kit images for Elizabeth's first perfume, Passion. Before the end of the session, Elizabeth approached Gary telling him that it was soon to be George Hamilton's birthday (whom Elizabeth was dating at the time). She asked Gary if he had any ideas for a gift photograph. Gary suggested that Elizabeth wrapped in a white fur could be a very memorable gift. Elizabeth loved the idea! The image was made with a single light directly above the camera, a Hasselblad el/m affixed with a 150mm f/4.0 Zeiss Sonnar lens using Kodak Tri-X 6x6 black and white negative film. Gary hand processed the film back and printed the image through a surface contact etching screen. Then he selectively hand-colored the 11 x 14 Agfa print with Marshall Oil Colors. After which, he copied the print on 35mm Kodak Kodachrome 25 color positive film which was scanned to create this Limited Edition print.