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Arthur Meyerson - A Photographer I never Heard Of
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:32:43 PM »

How is it even possible to reach my stage of life and engagement in photography without ever hearing about someone touted as "one of America’s most celebrated photographers"? Let alone a disciple of my own idols, Ernst Haas and Jay Maisel.

And yet, here we are. He has a new book and it is really good. Rob might see it even as a homage to Saul Leiter.

A review by Eric Meola on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/journey-reviewed-eric-meola-arthur-meyerson/

Link to the book, with 19 photographs: http://www.arthurmeyerson.com/shop/book/the-journey/



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Re: Arthur Meyerson - A Photographer I never Heard Of
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 03:36:05 PM »

Great work indeed, I did not know about him either.

I just found this short Q & A with John Paul Caponigro with great answers from Arthur Meyerson. He agrees with you about Ernst Haas (my idol too) and Jay Maisel

http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/photographers/q-and-a/arthur-meyerson/

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Re: Arthur Meyerson - A Photographer I never Heard Of
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 04:03:42 PM »

He certainly understands composition.

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Re: Arthur Meyerson - A Photographer I never Heard Of
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 04:04:11 PM »

I'd never heard of him either, or if I had, he didn't stick in my head as a name I'd remember later. But then that's only fair: he doesn't know anything about me. ;-)

It doesn't do any harm to have other luminaries promote your work...

I love Haas too, and bought his book Color Correction and wish I had not. For some reasonn it felt cold, and representative of lost intention. Which is not how I had previously felt about him at all. No, I honestly can't really tell why the change. I ended up wishing it had all been his black/white stuff with Marilyn and the rest of them on the movie sets.

Perhaps it is down to Leiter, who managed to cover the streets with a soul so missing from Haas's clinical, overlyn crips colours. I'd often wondered why Haas had been neglected by the photo-art establishment for so long, with the put-down that he was too commercial; I think I have worked it out for myself, decades behind them.

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Re: Arthur Meyerson - A Photographer I never Heard Of
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »

When I saw the tread, I thought this was about the bird photographer, Arthur Morris...then I looked him up... Another good find Slobodan! Dittos regarding Jay and Ernst...
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