The Journey is Reviewed by Jay Maisel

  I wanted to write something simple and sincere from my gut, but I knew “Buy the fucking book” needed further explanation. As always, Arthur is impeccable in his composition and color. He’s still sharper than me. It’s hard to forgive him for all that. In addition, the work exhibits an intuitive sense of visual…

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The Color Moment: A Master Class

This is a class I initially designed as a “next step” to my other workshop, The Color of Light. However, the The Color of Light is not a prerequisite for taking this course. This is more about capturing color moments and some of the methods I use to help me in doing so. From my…

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Remembering Ernst

Photo ©1984 Randy Wells When teaching photo workshops, one of the first questions I ask my class is, “How many of you know the name Ernst Haas”? And, sadly, over the years, the number of hands that go up… has gone down. This year, being the 30th anniversary of his death, I think it is…

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The World According to Jay

For those of us who know and love him, there was excitement in the rumors earlier this year that Jay Maisel had a new book in the works. Would this finally be the year that we would see the arrival of the big, major, all encompassing, coffee table, retrospective book by the master of color…

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Portugal

My love affair with Portugal began the first time I came there in 1971 after I had graduated from college. Since then, I have had the great pleasure of returning in 2000 when my friend, the talented Portuguese photographer, Paulo Roberto invited me to have a major retrospective at the magnificent Palacio Foz, followed by…

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I Have Been To The Mountaintop

I have been to the mountaintop! Recently, I had the good fortune to view “The Holy Grail” of photography book publishing… the original maquette for Robert Frank’s seminal book, The Americans. Handmade by Frank and utilizing photostats, along with hand written notes, you can’t help but feel like your on a trip inside his creative thought…

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