New York Portraits 1976 – 1996
CHRISTOPHE VON HOHENBERG
“The ’70s and ’80s in NY were a fabulous time. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. There was a fantastic energy and excitement in the city. Uptown, downtown, the art world, the club scene—Christophe von Hohenberg saw it all and has captured it beautifully in ANOTHER PLANET.” MORGAN ENTREKIN. GROVE/ATLANTIC PUBLISHING
This book brings back to life a wonderful and somewhat forgotten era. The 70’s and 80’s in New York; two whole decades in which creativity, art, glamour and the night ruled the city. Another Planet is a tribute to this historical time, to the giants of fashion, art and to a society where drag queens, gamblers, hustlers, artists, clubbers, the legendary Studio 54, the movie theaters on 42nd St., the peep shows, the prostitutes, the meat district and the fish market were part of everyday life.
The photographer, Christophe von Hohenberg, not only lived in this time, but documented it thoroughly. Throughout these twenty years he attended, armed with his camera, to exhibitions, parties, artists’ gatherings, film sites and such. His fresh and revealing photographs reflect the style and emotion that characterized what he himself refers to as “a great era”.
His portraits appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and other magazines. Christophe turned slowly into one of the greatest photographers of his time and through his lenses, one by one, some of the greatest personalities were portrayed, such as Allen Ginsberg, Julian Schnabel, Cornelia Guest, Robert Kennedy Jr., Britney Spears, among others.
Apart from the photographs that capture and pay homage to one of the most lively moments in history, this scrap book includes letters, anecdotes of the people involved, and their reflection upon these years, as well as their continuous meetings with Christophe, who was seen everywhere; from Andy Warhol’s funeral to the catwalks and the dance floors in Studio 54.
For Christophe, “It was a great time…to be alive”.