Private Room is a series of photographs of eight different women who Pamela Hanson photographed between 2012 and 2014 at Lafayette House, a small hotel in New York City. Beginning when she photographed Camille Rowe in 2012, the photographs in Private Room progressed into a series of nudes and semi-nudes. Although it began as a personal project, soon after starting Hanson wanted to develop it into a book.
Hanson was inspired to shoot in the Lafayette House because of its European feeling. A brownstone built in the 19th century; the hotel is a place of forgotten beauty, with walls lined in gold-leafed wallpaper. Something not seen much in today’s modern New York, it is charming, sexy, romantic, and private.
Women photographed by a woman: the intimate and feminine environment captures the essence of each subject. Hanson collaborated with stylist Susan Winget, and together they cast each woman for her individual beauty and personality.
Pamela Hanson, Private Room
Published by Damiani