“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”
If anyone knew how to make things happen it was Jay Maisel. His photography career began in 1954 and gained momentum simply because he was “out there.” His remarkably diverse portfolio incorporates famous people like Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, magazine covers including the legendary swimsuit covers for Sports Illustrated, jazz albums and annual reports. His signature talent was his ability to capture the light, colour and action found in daily life.
Joy Maisel amassed numerous awards over the years, but he is loved for generously sharing his knowledge via lecture series. He is inspiring a new generation to make things happen.
4 thoughts on “Things will happen!”
How romantic–a house boat, a floating home. I just happened upon and listened to an old movie: “sleepless in Seattle” Didn’t he live with his on on a floating home?
I almost forgot – you’re right, of course. “Sleepless in Seattle” did live on a floating home.
Loving this series of famous photogs Rebecca, thank you!
Thank you, Ed! I am amazed by the stories – courage and determination. There is a lot of talent, but it seems that the realization of talent comes down to hard work. Even with artistic endeavors, there is grudge work to do…
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