Classic Stills, a Los Angeles and London-based publisher of rare and iconic photographs, in collaboration with BBC Studios – Americas, is launching a limited-edition collection of images from the BBC show, Doctor Who. This will be the first time in its 55-year history that archive photography from the show will be available as gallery-quality fine art prints.
Doctor Who fans are invited to help curate the collection by suggesting which classic Doctor Who scene or moment they would most like to hang on their wall. One entry will be chosen to feature in the collection, with the lucky fan also receiving a copy of their chosen print. The winning entry will be announced on Doctor Who Day, November 23rd, 2018 the 55th anniversary of the show’s first episode, when William Hartnell played the part.
“We’re delighted to invite Doctor Who fans to help us curate the first official collection of fine art prints in the show’s history,” said CEO Rene Freling. “The collection will open up the BBC’s photo archives in a new and unique way, and will feature images dating back to the very first Doctor.” Alongside the competition, Classic Stills will also release 100 numbered copies of a photograph taken on the set of the show featuring the second Doctor from the reboot, David Tennant. The 16”x20” framed prints will be available for purchase on October 25 for $295/£249. “We’re really excited to offer Doctor Who fans a taste of what’s to come – and 100 lucky fans the chance to own the first Doctor Who fine art stills ever to go on sale,” said Freling.
The main Doctor Who collection, launching in December, will feature more rare and iconic photography from the show, including on-set, behind-the-scenes and publicity stills. All Classic Stills images are developed using the chromogenic print (C-print) process and are printed on archival-quality photo paper. Every print is framed meticulously by hand, includes acid-free matting and hinging, and is protected by UV acrylic to prevent fading.
Doctor Who fine art prints will be available for purchase in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland. For more information on Classic Stills and the Doctor Who collection, please visit Classic Stills.
For a celebration of the classic 1963-89 era of Doctor Who, tune in to the Complete Menagerie (Almost).