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Description - Chris Shaw by Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw spent ten years working in London hotels, all the while using his camera to both document the hotels' unexpected human spectacles and keep himself awake through the long hours of his shift. Whether capturing prostitutes waiting between "Johns," weary hotel staff, the inebriated and profligate guests, or the details of the hotels' faded grandeur, Shaw's images transcend the physical boundaries of a place, and instead capture a state of mind in which few people would choose to stay more than a night. The thing I like most about the pictures is the large element of what I call the "chance meeting," the times I was so tired I lost the artifice and techniques of photography. I just took photographs to keep me awake. It became artless. The people I photographed, these episodes in the social fantastic would heighten and illuminate my whole night, often making a difficult job and my twelve-hour shift bearable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781931885508
ISBN-10: 1931885508
Format: Hardback
(410mm x 310mm x 13mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Twin Palms Publishing,U.S.
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishing,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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