Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time


Two volume limited edition of 1,500 copies presented in a slipcase with a print signed by the photographer and a DVD of Meyerowitz’s award-winning film Pop


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Price: USD$750.00


ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION

Taking My Time is the retrospective monograph covering the life and career of Joel Meyerowitz and provides you with an unprecedented insight into the mind and work of this iconic American photographer. 

This two-volume limited edition is presented in a slipcase and includes a signed print (Paris, France, 1967), a DVD of Meyerowitz’s award-winning film, Pop, a unique 'graphic novel' insert that tells the story of Pop and a second insert for Meyerowitz's lesson in colour versus black and white photography. 

Showing the growth and development of Meyerowitz and his photography from the 1960s to the present day, Taking My Time explores the pivotal points of Meyerowitz’s career and his experiments in both colour and black and white photography and explorations of human intimacy, architecture, light and space. Including text that Meyerowitz, one of photography’s most articulate practitioners, has contributed, Taking My Time is a unique body of work and an unbeatable account of a significant period of evolution in photography.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Two volume limited edition of 1,500 copies presented in a slipcase with a signed print Paris, France, 1967 and a DVD of Meyerowitz’s award-winning film Pop
340 x 240 mm (13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in)
688 pp
400 colour and 180 black & white photographs
9780714865027 | 0714865028


SIGNED PRINT: PARIS, FRANCE, 1967

'A young man lies on the sidewalk with his arms outstretched. A workman with a hammer casually steps over his fallen body. A crowd stands at the entrance to the métro, stunned by curiosity into inaction. A cyclist and a pedestrian each turn over their shoulders to catch a last glimpse, while around them the traffic glides by. Which is the greater drama of life in the city: the fictitious clash between two figures that is implied, or the indifference of the one to the other that is actual? A photograph allows such contradictions to exist in everyday life; more than that, it encourages them. Photography is about being exquisitely present.' Joel Meyerowitz


DVD: POP (1999)

'In November 1995, my son Sasha and I flew to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to pick up my father, Hy, who has Alzheimer's disease. We took him on a slow, back road journey up to New York City, where he was born. Although I could articulate the purpose of the trip before it began, the depth of the experience and its real meaning became clearer to me as the trip unfolded. This was to be an odyssey. Three men, three generations of the Meyerowitz family - my father, a retired salesman, myself, a photographer and filmmaker and my son, also a filmmaker, each of us exactly 30 years apart - would travel together from Florida to New York City - to the Bronx actually--where my father had lived most of his life and where I was born. Our quest was to see if along the way the adventures and experiences we would have could stimulate his now rapidly failing memory.' Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time
 
Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time

DAD TOLD ME HOW TO PAY ATTENTION

Joel Meyerowitz talks about how his boxer father inspired him to anticipate the actions of the people he photographed.

 

LIFE ON THE STREET NEVER CEASED TO AMAZE ME

Joel Meyerowitz talks about his early days, shooting on the streets of New York.

Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time
 
Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time

THE DAY I MET ROBERT FRANK

The legendary photographer recalls the chance meeting in a run down building that changed his life forever.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS INSPIRED BY INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE

Joel Meyerowitz talks about the arc of life and how he's captured it in his work.


ABOUT JOEL MEYEROWITZ

Joel Meyerowitz (b.1938) began his career making spontaneous pictures on the streets of New York and has become known as one of the most important street photographers of his generation. He was one of a small group of photographers who, in the 1960s and 70s was instrumental in changing attitudes towards colour photography from those of resistance to universal acceptance. An innovator and highly influential teacher, he has won innumerable awards and perhaps is best known for his pioneering colour photographs of architecture, light and space.


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