ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

An Evening with Jay Maisel as Jay Myself

By September 16, 2019 Current News

Screenshot of article posted on FstoppersEditor’s Note: This article about ASMP Life Member Jay Maisel was written by ASMP Connecticut Chapter Member Doug Turney.

Cross-posted from Fstoppers

Are you like me? Do you look for entertainment with some elements related to photography and is more than merely “behind the scenes” or “how to type” of videos? Something that provides a different insight into photography and the photographers who create world-class images? If so then perhaps, or maybe not, the documentary “Jay Myself” is for you.

The recently released documentary by Stephen Wilkes is of legendary photographer (and one of my favorites) Jay Maisel. If you are not familiar with Jay Maisel or of his fabulous work, I suggest doing a little search to see some of it.

Maisel, now at the age of 88, has had a long career as a commercial photographer shooting covers for Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, New York Magazine, and the Miles Davis Kind of Blue album as a few examples. Besides being a terrific photographer, Maisel is also known for his fascination and collection of objects, more on that in a moment.

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