Inspiration: Joel Meyerowitz

I first heard Joel Meyerowitz speak at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism a few years ago. He was in town promoting his book Aftermath: World Center Archive. I was struck by how eloquently he spoke about the process of documenting the clean up and the manner in which he described his thoughts and feelings while he went through his pictures. Since then, I've discovered his street photographs and the landscapes series taken in Cape Cod with an 8x10 camera.

Phaidon has just published a limited edition of his retrospective book Taking my Time. It is out of my price range but I am looking forward to the trade edition when it comes out.