Taking My Time by Joel Meyerowitz

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A good investment if you can afford it, but you may need to move fast as only 1,500 have been printed.
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Photographer Joel Meyerowitz is renowned for his vast spectrum of work. He is a preeminent street photographer, having broken new ground in the genre in the 1960s. He is also a pioneer of color photography, as testified by his classic pictures of Cape Cod. And he is the photographer who has given us unforgettable images of Ground Zero. Spanning a career rich with creative milestones and iconic works, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time explores the enduring influence of the master photographer over the past half-century.

The two volumes of this superb limited edition feature close to 600 photographs edited and sequenced by Meyerowitz to create a chronological record of his evolution as an artist and the crucial role he played in the emergence of color photography. A fitting tribute to an illustrious career, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time showcases the photographer's entire oeuvre, including both landmark and previously unpublished photographs.

Volume 1 of this two-volume set covers 1962 to 1974. The images in this volume include Meyerowitz' seminal color photography and black-and-white street photographs of New York City; images taken during a year in Europe which he refers to as his coming-of-age bot as an artist and a man; and documentation of America during the Vietnam War years. Volume 2 takes us through to present-day, spotlighting his trademark images of Cape Cod; portraits; photographs taken while traveling through Tuscany and other places; his chronicle of the road trip he took with his son and his father, who had Alzheimer's; indelible images of Ground Zero; and transporting pictures of the parks of New York.

Featuring a signed print, a DVD of Meyerowitz's award-winning film "Pop" - in which he chronicles the road trip he took with his son and father (who at the time was suffering from Alzheimer's) and a graphic novel adapted from the film, Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time is a compelling record of the creative and professional development of a master photographer, and a tremendously personal, inspiring work.
 

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Joel Meyerowitz, best known for his large-format color work published in Cape Light & Bay/Sky, began his photographic career in the 1960s as a street photographer. He was born & lives in New York City.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Phaidon Press. 688 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Sean O'Hagan on Dec 01 2012

A good investment if you can afford it, but you may need to move fast as only 1,500 have been printed.

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