At almost 80 years old, renowned photographer Rose Hartman remains one of the most vital New York artists living today. A fixture at Studio 54 for many years, Hartman reveled in stealthily documenting stars in candid shots, like Mick and Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol and more. She was the first to move behind the curtains of Fashion Week catwalks to shoot models and designers at work, making quick fans of Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera. Though some describe her as brash and rude, many believe she has defined the New York City social scene for decades. Øtis Mass’ new documentary “The Incomparable Rose Hartman” paints a portrait of the indelible figure and examines the “Tasmanian Devil of photography.” Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
This film is Mass’ first feature-length documentary. He began his career working on music videos and has worked with such major advertisers as Hyundai, Neutrogena, Dove and more. It’s produced by Sally Antonacchio and Bob Fisher.
“The Incomparable Rose Hartman” made its world premiere at SXSW this past March. It went on to screen at the Hot Docs festival in Canada and the San Diego Film Festival. It had its New York City premiere last night, November 13, at the DOC NYC festival.