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... Read The Rest →
The New York Observer calendar was a yearly insert until the narrower format redesign of the newspaper forced it’s exclusion. It was always great fun working with illustrator David Chelsea on the images. The text was written by the ever witty Alexandra Jacobs who was kind enough to edit at will whenever we could not find a way to make both the image and her text fit harmoniously.