Movie star Sophia Loren, cool in an off-white suit of simple lines, and large cloche type hat, caught sitting in a lounge at London Airport, sipping a drink, and quizzically watching the world go by. Sophia was waiting for her flight to Rome. The gesso and wood frame is hand-finished by craftsmen using 17th century Florentine techniques. It is hand-painted in black. When European designers need the perfect black-and-white photograph, they turn to the archives of the William Stafford Gallery. Based in London, the gallery sources evocative, memorable images from large and small collections across the globe. William Stafford is known for unearthing remarkable undiscovered works by the most important photographers. The combination of the finest paper and ink on each work guarantees perfect clarity for a minimum of 50 years.