Filming Of Dr. No At Pinewood Studios, 1962 - Contact Sheet
Contact sheet Paper size 44 x 35” Image size 35 x 30.5"
Limited Edition of 10 + 2AP’s - £2,250
Only 4 remaining ( No7-£2,250, No8-£2,950, No9-£3,350, No10-£3,950 )
Before digital when cameras used only film, a roll of 36 would be processed to produce a strip of negatives. The long roll of negatives was then cut into strips of six, usually with five or six frames on each strip. These strips were then laid carefully onto a sheet of photographic paper in the darkroom and exposed to light. The paper would be developed, fixed and dried to produce a set of 'positive' images on a sheet of photographic paper, known as a 'contact sheet' for photographers and picture editors to then select the best frames. Negatives were then stored in wallets with transparent sleeves of tissue with a cover made of paper where the photographer would write details to identify the work. These fitted neatly into filing cabinets for safe and easy storage.
Sent to Pinewood Studios on 22nd March 1962 to capture the historic moment when Sean Connery met author Ian Fleming on the set of Dr.No, the first of the hugely successful James Bond films. Herrmann was allowed to stay and record action sequences for the final scene of the film. Ian Fleming had worked as a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times and tipped off the paper about his on set visit to Pinewood and subsequently made sure that they got the exclusive on this historic meeting.
All prints are embossed with the photographers stamp, numbered and signed by the photographer Frank Herrmann in pencil on lower right margin.
Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm fine art paper. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt papers.
All works are sold unframed. Watermarks do not appear on actual prints.
All images ©Frank Herrmann