Posts Tagged ‘legendaryphotographer’

David Burnett: Stories from a Seasoned Photojournalism Legend

David Burnett is a traditional photojournalist whose style and work has remained relevant in an increasingly digital world. You may remember his stunning shots from the London 2012 Olympic Games that were captured, not with a 1DX, but a 4×5 Speed Graphic camera and Aerial reconnaissance lens, both from the 1940s.

But Burnett’s incredible photography has graced newspapers and magazine covers for decades. And in this B&H Event Space presentation, he regales us with some stories from the journey that took him from shooting local basketball games in high school with a Yashica Mat and a one-off Highland Strobe, to shooting for the cover of Time magazine with his Speed Graphic.

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The Big Picture Documentary on Iconic Photographer Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel is a photographic legend who is known primarily for two things: his amazing photography, including the shot on the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue; and the lower Manhattan mansion he bought in 1966 for only $102K (a purchase that has been called “the greatest real estate coup of all time”).

This short documentary tells you a little bit about both. But mostly, it contains phenomenal photography, followed by phenomenal insight, followed by more phenomenal photography. It’s hard not to find everything Maisel says inspiring. (Warning: the video does contain a few curse words). Read more…