Joel Meyerowitz documentary
Thanks to the ever web-trawling James Brickwood for bring this to my attention recently. The documentary follows one of my favorite ever street photographers – Joel Meyerowitz – through the streets of New York City by Robert Gilbert that was filmed 30 years ago but never made it to a screen of any sort. Meyerowitz’ photographs are, I have no trouble saying, almost without equal in terms of their speed of observation and capture. His images are often quirky and always fascinating to look into. They are simple street observations yet they are acute and complex in composition and vision. These are the moments that we all witness everyday without paying any attention, they are the moments that those with a critical eye might see but it is perhaps only Meyerowitz who has ever been able to stop them in time for us all the appreciate. Enjoy.