The Picture of Doris Gray
I was thinking about movie “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, based on Oscar Wilde’s book, when I was creating this image. I photographed the background at an abandoned house I had found. The picture of the woman is one of my vintage images that I retouched and colorized. The frame surrounding her actually hangs in my living room with my paternal grandfather’s portrait in it. I will have to use him in a future image.
I purposefully kept her clean and bright, no real sign of aging because of the eternal youth theme that was prevalent in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. I also wanted a chiaroscuro kind of light within the image.