1997. Tasha Tilberg, Paris. A quote on Hamiltons website explains how this extraordinary image came to be created:
Over the course of a few years The Polaroid Company extended its range of instant films 8 x 10″ with a new transparent film called 891. This particular transparency gave me the opportunity to add other textures to the original support creating new effects of almost three-dimensional images. Perhaps inspired by the beautiful Byzantine Mosaics that enriched my childhood in Ravenna, I started to work with the thinnest gold and silver leaves, which bring to the images a certain fragility and unexpected reflections creating a sort of magic mirror.
Published on page 504 of the March 1997 issue of Vogue Italia to illustrate an editorial titled Russian Almanach de Paolo Roversi. Tasha is modelling a Givenchy dress and coat.
Unique Polaroid 891 transparent film with applied gold leaf and laminate. © Paolo Roversi.