Charlton Heston in a Classic Pose (CH-01)

Grummans Edition
Gary Bernstein
  • It was in October of 1985 that Gary Bernstein photographed legendary actor, who appeared in 130 films and won an Oscar for _Ben Hur_. At the time Gary had a multi-year contract with ABC Television to design and photograph the advertising for the network. Heston had just signed with ABC to play the lead role of Jason Colby on _Dynasty_ (and in the resulting spinoff, _The Colbys_).  

Heston was most comfortable being photographed at his home off Coldwater Canyon. This particular image was made on Heston's tennis court late that afternoon. Gary combined a powerful electronic flash unit with natural light to capture the classic chiseled face of the man who played Moses on the big screen. The photograph was recorded on a Hasselblad el/m using an 80mm f/2.8 Zeiss Planar lens on Kodak Tri-X 6x6 black and white negative film.Pin_it_button