Isabella off Fifth Avenue

Isabella Rosellini | Bazaar | circa 1982

I recall the first time that I worked with Isabella. It was a series of shots done in a studio for Bazaar. The editors hired a "hand model" for some of the shots because they considered Isabella's hands...well, not sufficiently long, and slender.

I framed Isabella's face, and body, but the other model, slipped her hand into the photos ever so cleverly to give the impression that it was Isabella's hand that we were seeing.

I've always regretted that; though Isabella's hands may not have been considered as "attractive" as those of the other model, Isabella's hands had "soul" which just was not evident in the final shots.

This photo was taken with a long lens...just off of Fifth Avenue (if I recall correctly)...and I have no regrets.