Uva Harden Basking in Malibu UHA-001)

Grummans Edition
Gary Bernstein
  • Uva Harden may be the most successful male model of all time. For a period, he was also an actor and the owner of the most legendary club of all time, Studio 54. He became friends with Gary Bernstein soon after Gary's move from Washington, D.C. (the location of his first studio) to New York City in 1974. At the time Uva was already the top male model in the world represented by The Wilhelmina Agency. It was also in 1974 that Gary began shooting the editorial fashion pages for Esquire Magazine (a client he would have for many years). 

In June of 74, Gary flew to California (his first time on the west coast) to shoot an 8-page Esquire Magazine layout that featured Uva Harden. It was Gary's very first layout for Esquire. This candid image of Uva was captured a day prior to the Esquire shoot, while Gary was scouting locations and relaxing in Malibu with Uva and their friends Margaux Hemingway and her husband, entrepreneur businessman Errol Wetson. The original image was shot with a Nikon F3 affixed with a 105mm f/2.5 Auto-Nikkor lens on Kodak 35mm Kodachrome 25 color positive film. It was converted to black and white by The Archives for this Limited Edition print.Pin_it_button