Early Morning


Artwork Details:

  • Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 39 x 32 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed 

“In Les Halles, early morning, the market has come to a stop and in a few minutes’ time the clean-up of the streets will begin.  A butcher in his bloodstained overall stands waiting, along with a group of people, to grab unsold food as soon as the streets start being opened up to traffic and what is left over can be had for free.”

Harold Chapman 

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Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927.  As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught.  He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times.  In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963. Visit Artist page

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