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Michael Caine on set of The Billion Dollar Brain, 1967 — Limited Edition

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Michael Caine

by, Michael Ward

  • Michael Caine is photographed on the set of Ken Russel's 1967 film The Billion Dollar Brain at Pinewood Studios in London on March 16, 1967. The English actor has appeared in more than 160 films in a career spanning seven decades and is considered a British film icon.

    by, Michael Ward

    Edition of 25
    Estate stamped and numbered on reverse, with certificate of authenticity signed by Elizabeth Seal Ward.
    Gelatin Silver Print
    Unframed and shipped flat

    Available in size: 16x20 inches

  • Available in size: 16x20 inches

  • Gelatin Silver Print

    Before the advent of digital technology at the end of the twentieth century, the gelatin silver process had been the most commonly used method of making black and white prints since the 1890s. A negative image is transferred to light-sensitive paper that has four layers: a paper base, a white opaque coating of gelatin and barium sulfate that creates a smooth surface, the gelatin layer that holds the silver grains of the photographic image, and a protective gelatin overcoat. Properly exposed gelatin silver prints are quite stable if exhibited under controlled light conditions.

    Until the 1970s, art photographers used this process almost exclusively to create high-quality black and white prints. Color photography was considered a commercial medium, not suited to serious artistic expression. Today, as fewer and fewer photographers are working in darkrooms, gelatin silver printing is quickly becoming an antiquated, historic process.

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About the Artist Michael Ward

Michael Ward’s (1929-2011) photographic archive includes portraits of musicians, visual artists and actors, including Julie Christie, Pattie Boyd, Marianne Faithfull, Gary Cooper, Hugh Grant, David Hockney and Pauline Boty. He captured early images of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in 1963, and followed this was a series of photographs of another new band, The Rolling Stones, a year after.

Remembering His Legacy Michael Ward

Ward was a contributor to The Evening Standard for four years before joining The Sunday Times in 1965, where he had a long and distinguished career until he retired thirty years later. His assignments were wide-ranging, from the Troubles in Northern Ireland to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. He was married to award-winning actress Elizabeth Seal for forty years, and passed away in 2011. His work is included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.