Jay Maisel - Jay Myself - A Documentary - Luminous Landscape

A Film by Stephen Wilkes Before You Can See, You Have To look Who doesn’t know Jay Maisel?  Many of look to Jay as the god of photography. He’s one of the most influential photographers I have ever met.  His wisdom and words are never contrived but always

However, this is not what this article is about.  It’s about Stephen Wilkes a very well known photographer who has also been an inspiration to me and many of my photographer friends. When Stephen learned that Jay was going to move out of this incredible building, he set out to tell the story of Jay and how this amazing piece of property grew into a legendary location.

PDN Video: Jay Maisel on How to Be a Better Street Photographer | PDNPulse

Jay Maisel on How to Be a Better Photographer from PDNOnline on Vimeo. Based on the lessons he’s taught to photography students over the past five years at PhotoPlus Expo and elsewhere, legendary photographer Jay Maisel recently published Light, Gesture &

soon, we will see the creation of a much needed CVO, Chief Visual Officer ( or variation thereof). The role of the CVO will be to oversee and manage all images ( and video) activities across a brand so that there is consistency. In other word, managing the brand’s visual identity across all mediums


There’s always that terrifying moment when a large, seemingly peaceful gathering turns brutally ugly. In an instant, blood is drawn and you could easily be crushed by the swirling, pulsing chaos of what is now a mindless, violent mob. Sadly, we all know that inexplicable self-destructive stupidity is not limited to the streets, but can be witnessed quite often online. And it’s happening now, in an ignorant, misguided and ruthless attack on Jay Maisel.

Jay Maisel Defends His Copyright And Is Attacked For It Online - A Photo Editor

A few weeks ago there was news that Jay Maisel had successfully defended his copyright against someone claiming “transformation” by turning his original Miles Davis cover photograph into pixel art. It was another victory for photographers in the fight ove

The crazy thing about the whole debacle is that he licensed all the cover songs from Miles Davis’s publisher but didn’t do the same with the image. He didn’t think he would have any issues copying the images. That’s because you don’t mess with the music industry when it comes to copyright, now maybe the same will be said to photographers thanks to Jay Maisel.

“Jay Maisel Is A Dick”: Freetard Mob Savages Octogenarian Photographer Over Copyright » The Russian Photos Blog

one would have to be exceptionally naive or an internet virgin – Baio is neither – not to foresee the inevitable response to Baio’s post: “rich old bastard with Rottweiler lawyers uses copyright law to crush starving young artist” is a wet-dream story for the freetard lobby. And sure enough, zombie-like, the freetards quickly took the bait, laying siege to the photographer’s Facebook page and elsewhere with their own interpretation of being cool and human

The Maisel vs Baio Incident

I know Andy Baio personally. We’re not BFFs or anything like that, but we’ve shared tasty beverages. I consider him one of the good guys. I’m also a fan of Jay Maisel’s work. He’s a great photographer. So, it’s with more than a bit of sadness that I watch the story about Andy’s costly incident with Jay’s lawyers spread around the Internet today.

Photographer Jay Maisel Extorts (Opinion) $32,500 Out of Andy Baio

I was disappointed this morning to read about a legal settlement of $32,500 that Andy Baio chose to pay to photographer Jay Maisel. Do you know Jay Maisel? Apparently, he’s the photographer that owns and lives in the 35,000 square foot $30-$50 million mansion in New York City (according to wikipedia). Apparently if you mail him a check for $5,000 he’ll actually let you come inside the mansion for one of his photography workshops.

Why fair use doesn't work unless you've got a huge war-chest for paying lawyers

Last year, Waxy released Kind of Bloop, a chiptunes tribute to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. He meticulously cleared all the samples on the album, and released it for $5 (backers of his Kicksta…

He believed and believes that it is fair use -- a transformative use with minimal taking that doesn't harm the market for the original, produced to comment on the original. Jay Maisel, the photographer who shot the original, disagreed, and sued Waxy for $150,000 per download, plus $25,000. Waxy ended up settling for $32,500, even though he believes he's in the right -- he couldn't afford to defend himself in court. He's written an excellent post on copyright, fair use, and the way that the system fails to protect the people who are supposed to get an exception to copyright