About the Book
Joan and Alfred Russell lived in Room 1019 of the Hotel Chelsea for 30 years, from 1978 until their deaths in 2007 and 2008. Peter Feld, the couple’s nephew, invited Gillian to document their apartment on December 31, 2008, two weeks after Joan Russell’s death.
The black & white and color photographs were taken with a Hasselblad 555 ELD.
This book is essentially a catalog to Gillian's part in the show, The Possibility of a Painting, held in the Hotel Chelsea, Room 1019, March 4th to May 27th, 2010.
Gillian is an accomplished fine art photographer with a sophisticated eye, whose work encompasses architecture, documentary, landscape and lifestyle photography. Trained in New York by several of the top fine art and fashion photographers in the world, Gillian is a Magnum Foundation awardee and graduate of Princeton University and California College of the Arts. She lives in Moss Beach, just south of San Francisco.