Brigitte Bardot with Cigar in Mexico 1971
French actress Brigitte Bardot on the set of ‘Les Petroleuses’ a.k.a.
‘The Legend of Frenchie King’, directed by Christian-Jaque in Spain, 1971.
(photo by Terry O’Neill)
Lifetime hand signed and numbered in ink on the front by Terry O’Neill
Limited to 50
Comes with Certificate of authenticity
Paper size 20×24 inches / 51 x 61 cm
All other platinum edition sizes are sold out
note edition and signature shown are for illustration purposes only
About Platinum Prints :
Since pure platinum, like gold, is so stable and permanent, the platinum print is the most archival of any image made on paper.
Common silver prints may change visibly in a few years and certainly within a lifetime.
The well-made platinum print is the only truly archival photographic process.
Beyond their permanence, platinum prints also have a unique appearance. They are amazingly luminous, and even appear to be three-dimensional.
This results from the enormous tonal scale composing the platinum image.
A silver photograph can’t have more than a dozen or so separated gray tones: the values of the negative are compressed when printed on silver paper.
The platinum print however, with up to five times more scale, has by far the most expanded tonal range of any image.
Platinum prints have to be made from full-sized, perfect photographic negatives, contact printed on specially prepared hand-coated paper.