New York New York. It’s a tune that sticks. So is the new book that shares the title, by famed photographer Harry Benson and writer Hilary Geary Ross. The duo captured some of the city’s most recognizable citizens, including Gloria Steinem, Jackie O and Tory...
WHAT INSPIRED YOU ABOUT NEW YORK?Harry: Growing up in Glasgow I became intrigued with America in general, and New York in particular, when my mother took me to see American movies. I thought of New York as fascinating and exciting and that's exactly how I find it today.
Hilary: The vast and extraordinary mix of personalities with creativity, drive and imagination, all with backgrounds, interests, talents, create a tempo and energy like no other city. Simply said, NYC is the capital of the world.
IN A WORD, NEW YORKERS ARE...Harry: There is no one word. Unique might be a good start.
YOUR FIRST MEMORY OF NYC...Harry: Stepping off the Pam Am plane at JFK airport on February 7, 1964 and seeing all the fans screaming and waving at the Beatles — it was their first trip, as well as mine.
Hilary: My first Broadway musical, The Music Man . I'm still humming "76 Thrombones..."
FAVORITE MOMENT FROM THE BOOK...Harry: When the book finally went to press and I could put down my camera.
Hilary: Photographing the Jackmans in their sparkling white-on-white duplex overlooking the river!