PAPER SIZE 36.637 X 27 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE 31.637 X 22 INCHES
Joan Collins (GBE-JCO-5423-14) Photographed on February 20, 1990 Culver City, California The legendary status of Joan Collins was secured by her portrayal of Alexis Carrington on Television's "Dynasty," which was the number one program in America by 1985. Gary Bernstein had been retained by ABC to design and photograph many of the marketing campaigns for "Dynasty." From that time on, Gary photographed Joan for countless magazine editorials and advertising campaigns. Gary also photographed Joan for 4 of her book covers. This particular image was shot for the cover of her second novel, "Love and Desire and Hate." The image was made in Gary's Culver City studio. Gary illuminated Joan's classic features with a single focused spot light that allowed her face to be accented by a hot, hard light that fell off to gray tones in the rest of the composition. The background is a black and white painted muslin fabric. The turban and long gloves were Joan's idea. They frame this portrait of a very beautiful and classic Joan Collins. The image was made with a Nikon F3 affixed with a 105mm f/2.5 Auto-Nikkor lens using Kodak Plus-X 35mm black and white negative film.