Posted by Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 28 September 2016 in Art & Design and Portfolio.
I sort of woke up thinking I forgot about this picture, wondering if it was shot
in black and white or colour. I was pretty sure the photograph was shot by
Miss Taylor's personal photographer, and it turned out to be black and white.
Then I got to thinking it would look good also in colour since she used the
b&w for the cover of her book on her jewellery. I first extended the hairline
to include all hair and extended the neck part to include finishing her neckline.
I also cloned the ring as it was falling down the finger sideways. Since I do
the photo in sepia tones before colouring, the early graying of the hair and
the pearls have to be coloured also.
The photos and negatives went up for sale about 2 years ago, but I did not
have the 300,000 euros to start the bid, so they did not sell.