Life As A Night Porter
Première édition, isbn 978-1-931885-50-8
First edition,isnb 978-1-931885-50-8
Chris SHAW photographer
Born Wallasey U.K. 1961.
In 1983 while working in Hamilton Ontario wandered into a library looked at photobooks and saw IKKO NARRAHARAS photograph of TWO BINS IN MID AIR from his New Mexico series and decided to be a photographer.
Back in the early 90s when back in London, Chris found himself homeless, got a job with accommodations in a hotel as a night porter, for about the 10 following years he worked in 8 different hotels as a night porter and from those days of almost no sunlight came the series and book Life As A Night Porter, and now in)(between record Vol 33 – Small Mornings – an outtakes of that series, about 40 handmade silver gelatin barite prints not only showing the basics of that night job but the intimacy of hotel nights.