Over the course of its history, this landmark hotel boasted some of the most influential artists as residents - Dylan Thomas, Andy Warhol, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg - some stayed for a few days and others ended up living there for years. The Chelsea became a haven that embraced creative outsiders and eccentrics.
Although I was aware of the Chelsea Hotel's legacy, it wasn't until I stayed there that I began to develop the idea of undertaking a photographic project. It seemed unbelievable to me that a place like this could still exist in Manhattan.
During the time I spent there, I developed relationships with the hotel residents who graciously welcomed me into their unique living spaces and shared their stories and insights into this legendary place. Shot over the final six years of its independent management, this project turned out to be a portrait of the end of an era.