Alexander Godunov Sporting a Six Pack (AGO-01)

Grummans Edition
Gary Bernstein
  • Three years after actor-dancer (and member of the Bolshoi Ballet) Alexander Godunov defected from the Soviet Union to the United States (creating a major diplomatic event at the time). He was photographed by Gary Bernstein at Gary's West Los Angeles studio as part of a multi-year, international advertising campaign entitled _Winners!_ for French fashion designer, Jean-Paul Germain. Godunov appeared in the advertisement wearing shorts and a tank top. 

After the session, this image was made recording the look that captivated movie audiences for many years thereafter. Gary used a Nikon F3 with a 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor lens to capture the image on 35mm Kodak Kodachrome 25 color positive film. The image was converted to black and white by The Archives for this Limited Edition.Pin_it_button