New Artist Challenge - Jay Maisel

posted June 10th, 2012
Thanks so much for voting my shot as the winner of the Stanley Kubrick challenge - what a surprise and honour! Sorry for the delay in getting the new artist challenge posted. My mom is visiting and I haven't had much time on the computer.

For the new challenge, I've chosen American photographer Jay Maisel.

"Jay Maisel is recognized as one of the top natural-light color photographers in the world. Shooting commercially since the mid 1950's, he has always been considered a purist, not doing any image manipulation and only having dye transfer prints done of his images."

From here: http://www.bermangraphics.com/press/jaymaisel.htm

Other links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Maisel
http://www.jaymaisel.com/biography
http://studio.jaymaisel.com/collections/portfolio
http://www.jaymaisel.com/recent-work/

As usual, you may choose to recreate one of Maisel's photographs, or create something of your own that is inspired by his style. Entries must be dated between June 10 and 17, and you may submit as many entries as you wish.

This challenge starts now and will end midnight PST on Sunday, June 17. Tag your entries ac-maisel. Have fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!


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posted June 10th, 2012
Awesome, I will get cracking on this! @ladyjane Does the entries have to be dated June 10 ~ June 17 and can it be Iphone and or camera? Can you submit as amny entries as you wish?
posted June 10th, 2012
Hmmm.. trying to get a sense of his "style".....seems to be a bit eclectic :-)
posted June 10th, 2012
@shirljess The photo's have to be taken within the time period and recreate or, better yet, be inspired by the artists' work. Those are the only limits.
posted June 10th, 2012
@shirljess @shadesofgrey Thanks, I've updated the main post with the rules.
posted June 10th, 2012
I like the look of this. I've considered doing the artist challenge before but never have. I hope I get around to it this time :o)
posted June 11th, 2012
Excellent artist choice! :-)
posted June 11th, 2012
If anyone is interested, this is Jay's house in NYC. It looks like this because he likes it!!!

posted June 11th, 2012
posted June 11th, 2012
@michaelelliott That's so cool.
posted June 11th, 2012
Long ago when I got paid to take pictures, Jay Maisel's Processors did all my color work. I only used Kodak VPS. He souped with C-41 and printed to individual specs. Great guy to work with.
posted June 11th, 2012
What they said...! @psychographer @lorihiro
posted June 12th, 2012
@michaelelliott I remember commenting on this when you posted it. Funny, I was going to suggest that we just call you the winner and move on.

I love this guy's photography and am happy I've been introduced to him. Thank you @ladyjane!
posted June 13th, 2012


Bowery & Spring Street, NYC

317 / 365


When Bubba saw the image that @michaelelliott posted today (http://365project.org/michaelelliott/365/2012-05-08 ) he exclaimed "I've been there, If I had only waited 45 days I could have caught him in the act!" The problem... Bubba did not have his sleeping bag or even a cardboard box, nor the time to wait for Michael. It was transplanting time back in Connecticut. Please notice the detail on the left hand side of @michaels shot. There is no question as to who was there first. Also notice that Michael knows the history of the building, and of it's famous owner, and we didn't have any idea where we were! But, we did think the paint job was rather unique! ...a while back in lower Manhattan... if we had only waited. (Pentax K5)
COMMENT WELCOME
ps... I entered this image in a camera club competition and named it "Landlord's Nightmare"... if I had only known!!! Thank's Michael for the history lesson.
posted June 13th, 2012
@hown - the best part of the story is that Maisel bought the building for $100,000 when area was a dump. Now its fashionable and its worth 50 million bucks. Real estate people call it the deal of the century!
posted June 13th, 2012
@ptowncook - haha you're too kind but it has been great roaming around his neighborhood this week and spotting many of his shot. Man they are tough to impossible to duplicate so I've been going with the inspired shot approuch :)
posted June 13th, 2012
@michaelelliott ... as they say... "such a deal" Even I could have afforded that one. You could have given up the law and live happily ever after with your Nikon! Who knew?
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