Willie Christie was born in 1948. Having left Eton at aged 17, he took a varied route--including a spell in Australia--to his career as a photographer. His portfolio includes award winning advertising campaigns (L'Oreal and Yves St. Laurent), fashion and portrait work for international icons (Cary Grant, Grace Jones, and Joanna Lumley) and Rock 'n' Roll album covers and portraits (The Rolling Stones and David Bowie). The gesso-and-wood frame is hand-finished by craftsmen using 17th-century Florentine techniques. It is hand-painted in black.
William Stafford Gallery has a sterling reputation for its reproduction prints. The London-based gallery is a treasure trove of fine-art prints, contemporary black-and-white photography, sepia photography, and works in color. By commissioning artists and photographers and then controlling all aspects of print production, the gallery ensures a consistently exceptional quality. Through collaborations with master framemakers, it offers new and refreshing presentation ideas in pace with today's design trends.