Daily Dose Pick: James Hamilton

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Collecting four decades of work, James Hamilton’s You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen combines the dedication of a photojournalist with the passion of a true music fan and the eye of a fine-art photographer.

The new book, edited by longtime friend and frequent subject Thurston Moore, chronicles Hamilton’s 40 years immersed in the downtown NYC music and art scene. Lovingly culled from the artist’s vast private archive, the volume also features never-before published candid photographs of icons from Joni Mitchell to the Ramones.

Visit James Hamilton’s official website, read an excerpt of Thurston Moore’s essay via Vanity Fair, watch a video from Hamilton’s recent gallery opening in Tribeca, and buy a copy of the book

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Click through below for a gallery of photos by James Hamilton.

Thurston Moore

Joni Mitchell and James Taylor

Mick Jagger

LL Cool J

Debbie Harry

Patti Smith

Liberace

George Coleman

Madonna

Photography by James Hamilton