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Posted by
Phil Morris (Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada) on 3 January 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This is Irene, and with her the style was trying to copy some of the old stills from the
movie, Grand Hotel. I had a tickle trunk filled with boas and old hats from my mothers
collection, along with several furs.

Black and White film. Colored by programs on the computer. I used my Hasselblad camera
or other cameras at the time with Hasselblad close up lenses, which gave me the out of
focus background, only a few inches were in focus at any one time.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning portrait of this beauty! I love that halo of light in the fur.

3 Jan 2013 5:35am

@Steve Rice: Thank you kindly, Steve. Phil

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Stunning! It looks so 1920/30s so you certainly pulled it off

3 Jan 2013 7:18am

@Richard: Thank you Richard, Phil.

David from Avranches, France

Works like a treat. beautiful shot, well processed. Like Richard said, looks like the real thing. Bravo.

3 Jan 2013 7:31am

@David: Thank you David, Phil.

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow, fabulous, a work of art

3 Jan 2013 7:42am

@Christine: Appreciated, Christine, Phil.

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

What a breathtaking portrait ! 5 stars

3 Jan 2013 8:55am

@Calusarus: Thank you Calusarus, - Phil.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You are a master at re-creating Hollywood glamour. I wonder if any modern digital SLR could provide such narrow dof for portraiture these days?

3 Jan 2013 9:37am

@Curly: Thank you. Using a close up lens would work on a new digital I'm sure. Phil.

farideh from rasht, Iran

Very beautiful portrait.

3 Jan 2013 10:21am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic - I just love the coloration. The hat and fur really give a feeling of an image from years ago. Excellent work as always, Phil!

3 Jan 2013 11:41am

@Jason Politte: Thank you Jason, Phil.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Astounding work, Phil ... this is truly a wonderful look back!

3 Jan 2013 12:05pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Phil, das ist einfach fantastische Arbeit.

3 Jan 2013 4:00pm

Marcie from Asbury, United States

Looks like you got exactly what you were going for... perfection. Love the back light.

3 Jan 2013 5:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible colorization achieved in this B&W photograph! I love the highlights around the boa which just envelopes Irene's face. Beautiful portrait! Her green eyes are so mesmerizing.

3 Jan 2013 6:27pm

@Steven: Thanks very much Steven, Phil.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding workmanship here Phil! Her eyes are stunning! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

3 Jan 2013 7:20pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric. Phil.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have certainly captured the Hollywood glamor style. A stunning portrait - I adore how you have colored it.

3 Jan 2013 7:50pm

franz from Baden, Austria

utterly breathtaking, phil, and the most fascinating one so far, imho !!!
i particularly like her mesmerising eyes ...

3 Jan 2013 8:18pm

@franz: thank you franz, phil.

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

Here, too, I see something delightful. In fact, the outfit of women resembles actresses from old movies. It conveys very charming ladylike. I like the green eyes.

3 Jan 2013 10:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 Jan 2013 11:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Another incredible work of art, Phil. You captured the vibe from Grand Hotel and the glamor of the times ! You could post these all year and I would be more than content to drop by and drop my jaw :-)

3 Jan 2013 11:31pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick, glad to hear that !~

Achuth from New Haven, United States

thats very neat. Amazing work in preserving the details.

4 Jan 2013 2:40am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

wow, great retro atmosphere!

4 Jan 2013 6:59am

L'angevine from Angers, France

le rendu m'impressionne car on dirait un mannequin

4 Jan 2013 10:22am

k@ from Paris, France

Aww, terrific like a star of the silent era, bravo*******

4 Jan 2013 9:31pm

rick from brisbane, Australia

I echo Rick; I'd never get tired of looking at these photos.

4 Jan 2013 10:36pm

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Absolutely stunning! I am in awe. 5 stars.

17 Jan 2013 4:47am

Becky from los angeles, United States

WOW! Stunning.

22 Jan 2013 5:23pm