Jean Shrimpton at Home with David Bailey, 1963 - Contact Sheet
Contact sheet Paper size 44 x 35” Image size 38 x 30.5"
Limited Edition of 10 + 2AP’s - £1500
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.
The Sunday Times sent Herrmann to shoot 1963's top model Jean Shrimpton. Discovered by legendary photographer David Bailey, her then boyfriend, she appeared relaxed and confident, making tea for herself and the two photographers at her London flat in Camden Town.
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