Happy Birthday Jay Maisel!
“The most significant thing about Jay’s work, honestly, is that his work is as purely and simply about the joy of seeing…. as it can be. It’s just about absolutely appreciating the fact that God gave him eyeballs to see stuff. And he has the sense that’s just, ‘Look how amazing this is.”
That summary and its sentiment, could not be more accurate. It is also why I greatly admire and am a faithful follower of Jay Maisel.
Happy Birthday, to one of the greats.
Jay Maisel (born January 18, 1931, Brooklyn, New York) is an American color photographer. His awards include theArt Directors Club Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Infinity Award of the International Center of Photography. Maisel primarily shoots with a Nikon D3.
One of Maisel’s most famous images is his photograph of Miles Davis that appeared on the cover of Davis’s albumKind of Blue.
Maisel lives with his family in the historic Germania Bank Building in lower Manhattan. Built in 1898, the 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) single-family mansion contains 72 rooms over six floors. Maisel purchased the building in 1966 for $102,000 when the neighborhood was in severe decline. The building’s value estimated at $30 to $50 million in 2008. New York Magazine called it “the greatest real-estate coup of all time.”
Info Courtesy of Wikipedia