Raquel Welch in bed in Cannes, 1980s — Limited Edition Print
Raquel Welch is pictured on the phone in bed during a stay in Cannes in the late 1980's. An international sex symbol, the actress was also known for her roles in movies such as The Beloved and One Million Years B.C.
- Edition of 25
- Stamped and authenticated on the reverse by a representative of the Eva Sereny Archive
- Gelatin Silver Print
Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.
Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.
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