Jay Maisel is a photographer that I learned about when studying the history of photography in college. So his work is not really new to me, though I hadn’t really spent time enjoying it in a long time. And I did enjoy his work. He has a very keen eye for details that would go unnoticed by many.
What this Friday Find is really about is a video that I recently viewed in which Maisel talks about “How to Be a Better Photographer.” If you’re not a photographer, don’t worry, it applies to simply being a human as well. It’s a short video, only 2:43 minutes, but it is rich with wisdom.
Some of his advice:
Be open to what is in front of you.”
“Walk slow, slower that you’re walking.”
“I’m trying no to look for anything. I’m trying to have it come to me. “
Spend a few minutes looking at his work and listening to his advice. It will be time well spent.
Jay Maisel website: http://www.jaymaisel.com/
Jay Maisel on How to Be a Better Photographer: https://vimeo.com/116692462