Open All Night
- Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
- Ilford photographic paper
- 38 x 33 cm
“Les Halles, Paris, France, after midnight.
Au Pied de Cochon in Rue Coquilliere never closed day or night. A gang of friends are drinking at the bar where they will soon be joined by butchers drenched in blood and tourists smartly dressed… Open all night, it was a favourite entertainment in the centre of Paris. The bar curved round a corner which was my favourite place. I could hide my camera behind the bar and, unobserved, quickly take a picture.”
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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.
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