A master printer, Nietzman says Hujar also had an acute understanding of his images as physical, silver gelatin prints, and worked tirelessly to achieve the kind of rich blacks and brights whites that make Candy Darling look so vivid, and the muted grays and shimmering skin tones and textures that make his portraits of Wojnarowicz feel alive. Many of the photos included in "Lost Downtown" were made by Hujar himself, and the wrinkles and minor creases in the prints, even under the slick white frames, are surprisingly refreshing to see in a Chelsea gallery in 2016. But that’s the beauty of Hujar’s work and where "Lost Downtown" truly represents an era that seems so far away. He embraces the unusual by using classic methods and techniques that have the power to erase imperfection, and instead, celebrates it. And at its core, maybe that’s what the downtown scene was all about—finding beauty in the ruins, and reverie in the wrinkles.