Sitting at the master’s feet

Jay Maisel, who some – including me – consider one of the best living photographic artists was in Toronto on Friday giving a lecture at Vistek Camera’s ProFusion 2011.

Jay runs workshops out of his New York City brownstone for around $5K a week. BTW rumour has it that Jay bought the building for $102,000 in 1966. It’s worth and estimated $30,000,000 now. Nice investment! Three of the audience participants had taken the workshop and raved about it.

Jay is not a techno geek. He shoots in three-frame burst mode at ISO 1600 using aperture priority. He shoots on New York streets, in the subway and from his magnificent roof. His colour images are all about people and life on the street. When I grow up I want to become Jay Maisel.

Best quote of the day: and I paraphrase…”It’s about pictures not pixels.”

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