By Victoria Cohen
168 pages / 10.25” x 15” Landscape / 83 Color Illustrations
Notorious as a refuge for the eccentric, the eclectic, and the creative, the Hotel Chelsea has been home to some of the great and unconventional writers, musicians, artists, and actors of the past century, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Allen Ginsburg. When the hotel was closed for renovation in 2011, American photographer Victoria Cohen was able to document the building’s original interiors. Her photographs of the hallways, lobbies, and rooms illuminate a bohemian era that once was. Absolutely fascinating and bittersweet, Hotel Chelsea casts the historic landmark through the lens of the twenty-first century, exhibiting it as it has never been seen before, and will never be seen again.
About the Author
Victoria Cohen is a New York-based photographer. Self taught, Victoria shoots mostly in the large format 4 x 5 medium. Her work ranges from landscapes to portraiture, with an emphasis on the connection between the human condition and environments.