PAPER SIZE 48.7 X 35 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE 43.7 X 30 INCHES
Sophia Loren (GBE-SL-3446-39) Photographed on January 28, 1994 Culver City, California In a 1990 television interview Gary Bernstein was asked if there were any celebrities that he wanted to photograph who had yet to come before his camera. His answer was Sophia Loren. That goal was realized in January of 1994, when noted celebrity fashion designer Nolan Miller (and designer for Sophia Loren) called Gary telling him that there was a woman in his studio who wanted to speak with him. Sophia got on the phone, and they scheduled an impromptu photo session a few days later at Gary's Culver City Studio. This is one of the images produced during that 6-hour session with Italy's greatest import: two-time Academy Award Winner Sophia Loren. This is part of a series photographed on the white concrete cove in Gary's Culver City studio. In the session, sensual Sophia is wearing a white fur and is seated on the floor of the studio. With the use of 4 powerful electronic flash units, the image is overexposed creating a soft, dreamlike vision of the legendary actress as she feels the breeze from an electric fan. The photograph was made with a Nikon F3 affixed with a 105mm f/2.5 Auto-Nikkor lens on Kodak 35mm Kodachrome 25 color positive film.