Stirling Moss in his racecar, 1958 — Limited Edition Print
Stirling Moss is photographed in his racecar at the 1958 British Grand Prix in Northamptonshire, England on July 19, 1958. The British Formula One driver was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and won 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition.
- Edition of 25
- Estate stamped and numbered on reverse, with certificate of authenticity signed by Elizabeth Seal Ward.
- 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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