Inside: The Chelsea Hotel, Art Book

Heaven and Hell for Refugees, Artist and Dreamers

My years inside the Chelsea Hotel were a visual quest for the unifying elements of the people who chose to live there and the ghosts who still lurk in the shadows. During the four years I lived there people were always asking me what it’s like to live in the Chelsea Hotel. Not always easy. There were times I felt like a fly caught in a spider’s web, at risk of being eaten alive if I made the wrong move.

Inside: The Chelsea Hotel
powerHouse Books, 2008

Photographs and text by Julia Calfee
Preface by Milos Forman
Designed by Pentagram Berlin: Justus Oehler
81 large format photographs, each with its own inside story

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