I have always been a fan of cinema and jazz. Twenty years ago, I saw ‘A Great Day in Harlem’, the Oscar-nominated documentary that tells the story of Art Kane’s photograph ‘Harlem 1958’ . Fast forward to 2012 and we are at our first New York Book Expo with our recently launched publishing house, Reel Art Press. A news videographer shooting on location at Book Expo, Tim Cothren, (a childhood friend of Jonathan Kane’s), was flicking through our books on JFK and Hurrell when out of the blue, he asked: ‘Would you be into doing a book on Art Kane?’ My eyes lit up as I asked, ‘Do you mean Art Kane of ‘Harlem 1958?’ I gave Tim my card and Holly emailed me soon after, introducing herself and Jonathan and sending a link to their website. I saw photographs I was familiar with but didn’t know they, too were all Art Kane’s. It made me very excited.
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