TONIGHT Joel Meyerowitz and Philip Lopate in Conversation + Book Signing
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
New York, New York
A Twitterview with Joel Meyerowitz took place yesterday, November 5th, below is the transcript if you missed it!
@aperturefnd What type of camera did Joel Meyerowitz use while shooting the NYC parks?
JM: For shooting the parks I used both a Mamiya 6×7 and a 4×5 old wooden field camera.
@aperturefnd ! what have you learned from shooting the nyc parks?
JM: I learned that you can actually find wilderness within nine miles of Times Square.
@aperturefnd What was your biggest surprise working on Legacy?
JM: The biggest surprise was the Hallet Sanctuary at 59th across from the Plaza Hotel- wilderness in the heart of the city.
@aperturefnd Hi Joel, which park do you spend the most time in? Which one has been your favorite discovery while working on this project?
JM: Spent the most time at Pelham Bay in the Bronx. My fav discovery was Udalls Cove in Queens.
@aperturefnd To JM, which photographers or photographs inspired you to pursue photography?
JM: Robert Frank was my turning point and The Americans was the book that taught me the most.
@aperturefnd How do you get a key to the Hallett?
JM: I was only able to access a key to the Hallet Sanctuary because of this special project.
@aperturefnd How many raccoons did you see?
JM: I saw a mother and two baby raccoons at the bottom of Central Park last fall.
@aperturefnd : Hi Joel! Do you think your street shooting days had any impact on your approach to landscape?
JM: Yes my street shooting taught me everything I know. I’m more connected to the intricacies of landscape because of the street.
@aperturefnd Did working on your project Legacy make you feel proud to be a New Yorker?
JM: Legacy and my Ground Zero project both connected me to New York City in a deeper way.
JM: Thank you all for your inspiring questions! I’ll be signing copies of Legacy at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street tomorrow night 7pm!