Possibly one of the sexiest images in my collection so far. The well-dressed people – suited men hugging in a group, woman walking tossing her luscious hair – pointed shoes all round, and the context of the park with its deep shadows and old walls. It’s Italy – Europe at its most exotic – in the 1950s. Of course the most exciting element is the exuberant spray of water.
I did all the usual restoration tricks but was then looking for some real drama, and so used an artistic filter to punch it out even more.
Before and after. Click for big.