Jay is an amazing fellow and easily the best photo instructor I've ever had the pleasure to work with (and in the 80's, at ACCD, we had some great talent teaching there). The two weeks I spent with Jay on Michael's Amazon trip was so eye opening and made the trip one of a lifetime. Michael, you need to get Jay on more trips! Yes he's an amazing photographer, one could easily say a legend and one of the last of his breed. But his insights into art, photography, seeing, is so inspirational. I cherish every time I can hang out with him and I'm blessed to be able to do this pretty often.
If anyone who's been touched by this video (which I haven't seen) ever has the opportunity to take a class with Jay, even his amazing hour "Light, Gesture and Color" he does at Photoshop World, do it. Don't even think twice about hearing someone else locator some technique in Photoshop or making a nice print (that can wait). Go listen to Jay.
When I graduated from ACCD in 1987, I decided to take a trip to NYT to show my book. Jay's elderly uncle was actually dating my grandmother. I called his studio a few days before my trip and was able to talk "to the man" directly and when I asked if I could meet him and see his studio, he said "Sure kid, come on by". For a fresh kid out of school to be able to have a guy like Jay, someone I looked up to for years prior say he'd let me come by was a dream come true. He was so generous with his time. He didn't know me from Adam. That's the kind of guy Jay is. I really love the guy.