Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses for her official Golden Jubilee portrait in November 2001. Photographer Polly Borland was commissioned for the shoot.
Borland created a sparkly gold backdrop because the photo shoot was in what she called the most boring room in Buckingham Palace. "I wanted a more modern take on the Queen," she said. "A much more Andy Warhol-type portrait, something a bit pop art. ... Also it was the Golden Jubilee, so it was a literal intepretation."
Borland recalled a frantic, hurried shoot that lasted only five minutes because of the Queen's busy schedule.