Monday, April 30, 2012

Jimmy Page Digitized

England's National Portrait Gallery began digitalizing it's collection in 1996, and began making it's portraits available online a year later.

By 2009 the Gallery had digitized 70,000 images. Today, the figure stands at over 100,000 images.

The 100,000th portrait digitized by The National Gallery was a picture of Jimmy Page, taken by acclaimed rock photographer Ross Halfin.

The photograph was taken in 2009 and was donated to the gallery by Dave Brolen. Both Page and Halfin have signed the limited edition print, and it is part of a collection of five photographs of Page signed by photographer and artist. The other pictures in the portfolio are by Jorgen Angel in Copenhagen in 1970, Dick Barnatt at Earls Court Arena in 1975, Neal Preston at Chicago Stadium in 1977, Baron Wolman at Oakland Coliseum in 1977.

Page appears in six pictures in total at the portrait gallery, including one of him with the Yardbirds in 1966.  The gallery also has single  Robert Plant picture, as well as a Sandy Denny portrait.

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