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James Hamilton: You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen


You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen reveals some of the most extraordinary works by NYC photographer James Hamilton, edited by Thurston Moore. Through his work as staff photographer for the influential music magazine Crawdaddy! in the 1960s, and later Harper’s Bazaar, Village Voice and The New York Observer, Hamilton documented the New York music scene, to which this monograph pays tribute.

Recording the vibrant rock, punk, disco and hip-hop eras as they flourished in Manhattan, Hamilton captured numerous emerging artists that included Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, the Beastie Boys, Run D.M.C and Sonic Youth – providing a rare and intimate insight into some of the most influential performers of all time.

The book features numerous unpublished images which, as they were shot before the rise of the internet and the subsequent media over saturation that appeared in its wake, have until now only existed in print archives. Betraying Hamilton’s acuteness as a photographer and sensitivity to his subjects, these 300 beguiling images embrace the true personalities of stars he captured.

251 pages
26.67 x 2.54 x 31.12 cm

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