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Life As A Night Porter.

Life As A Night Porter

Chris Shaw

Twin Palms Publishers

PO Box 10229, Santa Fe, NM 87504

1931885508, $60.00 1-800-797-0680

For ten years Chris Shaw worked in London hotels and used his camera during his late night/early morning shift as a porter to visually document the human spectacle and experiences associated with them. The 64 duotone photographs reveal thoughtful and thought-provoking images ranging from prostitutes killing time between customers, to inebriated and profligate guests, to wear hotel staff members, to details of the hotels' now faded but once impressive grandeur. A very highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and academic library Contemporary Photography collections, "Life As A Night Porter" deftly captures and presents states of mind by those who are in a place where most people would not choose to stay for more than a single night.
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Date:Jul 1, 2007
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