Earlier this month, I was invited to photograph a cocktail party at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan. I’d photographed Mr. Ronald Stanton’s 80th birthday party a couple of years ago at the gorgeous party room in the penthouse of Transammonia on Park Avenue.
This party was held to celebrate the new release of Mr. Stanton’s memoir, Recollections & Reflections: A Trader’s Life. The book was beautiful, bound in lovely orange book cloth with loads of photos inside. I was pleased to see that a couple of my photographs from the birthday party had been included.
Mr. Stanton envisioned the photos from the party to be all black & white, which had a really elegant effect. In the classic, private party room at the Four Seasons, it looked like it could be any year. (I include a couple of the details here in color for effect.)
All images are copyright Hillary Harvey 2010.