Filming of The Saint at Elstree Studios, 1962 - Contact Sheet
Contact sheet Paper size 44 x 35” Image size 39.5 x 30",
Limited Edition of 10 + 2AP’s - £1,950
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.
In 1962, Herrmann was invited on set to record the first episode of The Saint, shot at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood. Titled The Talented Husband, it featured Shirley Eaton, later to find fame as the girl turned into gold in the 1965 classic James Bond film, Goldfinger, in the opening sequence. The shoot included Roger Moore in his famous Volvo and messing around on the phone in his dressing room.
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