New York World Section
Among the many sections inside the Observer one of my favorites was the New York World. It highlighted topical New York City events and people. The main focus though was former Village Voice photographer, James Hamilton’s incredible Tri-X portraits of celebrities. Quite often taken in hotel rooms, with barely enough setup setup time, James always delivered stunning work that captured the personality of his subjects.
Working with James was not only educational but also collaborative. As, once we met and discussed how he liked his photos to print, it was my responsibility to make sure that every nuance of grey possible came through. Tough work on newsprint. Still, there was a certain pride in knowing that he entrusted his shots to no one else.