|Helena Bonham Carter Jan 1996|
On January 1996 I had the pleasure of going to the Sutton Place Hotel to photograph Helena Bonham Carter. I had done my research and I had found out she had a Spanish grandmother. The writer, thinking that she might open her motherly instincts by bringing his small baby boy had a bit of a rough time. As soon as he was over I said, “¡Señorita Bonham Carter, qué placer en poder tomar su foto!” She answered in perfect Spanish. The writer and baby left the room and I had a wonderful time taking her portraits.
Somehow she located me and sent me a nice thank you note in perfect Spanish. Her agent ordered some of the photos. Some years later she was seen lots with Kenneth Branagh so when I photographed him I gave him a little pewter frame with her snap in it and I told him to give it to her.
In this blog I am including a couple of experimental effects. The vertical one is a b+w lith film positive mounted on a silver card. I like all the bits of stuff include in the shots. The second is what I call my scanner negative sandwich without mayonnaise.