It must have been so cool to have been in New York City in the late 70s (if you were of age and also cool enough to get into the good parties). Downtown the punk subculture raged, up in the Bronx hip hop was born, and at the nightclubs coked-out stars lived fantasy lives of absolute madness. And Rose Hartman was there to document it on film.
Hartman was a photographer who specialized in fashion and the people who wore it, and The Incomparable Rose Hartman is a doc that tells her story. It's debuting at SXSW next week and we are beyond excited to have this awesome poster to share with you:
That is such a cool collection of images, all Hartman's photos.
Hartman herself took some really famous pictures, photos that defined the era. Like this one of Bianca Jagger entering her birthday party at Studio 54 on the back of a white horse:
And check out Andy Warhol and Lou Reed hanging out:
And here's Diana Ross with Halston. Legends!
I love it. This was such an incredible, dynamic era, and I love seeing it documented.
Hartman has a BIG personality, so she's the perfect subject for a doc - plus her photos capture a truly unique and sparkling era of New York City culture. I can't wait to see the movie, although I'll have to - I'm not making it to SXSW this year. Still, The Incomparable Rose Hartman is on my radar, if only because that poster is so absolutely cool!