Sampling of the work of Christophe von Hohenberg, an artist of the lens who documented the vibrant New York City in the 1970s and 80s
This book reflects 20 years in pictures that bring to life a forgotten era
Style and creativity ruled with energy and excitement in New York for two whole decades
"What came to mind when looking at Christophe von Hohenberg's book was... loved the scrapbook format and thought it was by far the best way to show photographs and the life of the photographer." Etheleen Staley - Staley-Wise Gallery
The 1970s and 80s in New York were a dazzling age. Since the 1920s in Paris, the world had not seen such a cultural movement. Von Hohenberg lived and photographed this period, when the giants of fashion, art and society rubbed elbows with drag queens and addicts in clubs like the legendary Studio 54. This historic "time capsule" contains portraits of personalities like Allen Ginsberg, Julian Schnabel and Cornelia Guest, Robert F. Kennedy Junior and Britney Spears, to name just a few. Some are no longer with us, and some reign as icons of the century. With texts and handwritten letters from acclaimed American writers like Jay McInerney, Candace Bushnell, Anthony Haden-Guest, Michael Gross, and Bob Colacello
Christophe von Hohenberg (New York, 1952) is a portraitist and lifestyle photographer who graduated from the Schiller International University in Paris, with studies in art, philosophy and history in German, France and Spain. He has photographed numerous celebrities and worked for magazines like Vogue (United States, France and Germany), Interview, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone (Germany), New York Times Magazine and Hamptons Magazine.