Jay Myself

  • Martin Hill: Camera Man Martin Hill: Camera Man


Sequoia 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 5:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:77 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Stephen Wilkes
Producer:Bette Wilkes
Henry Jacobson
Emma Tammi
Screenwriter:Josh Alexander
Cinematographer:Stephen Wilkes
Jason Greene
Editor:Armando Croda
Daniel Haworth
Doug Blush
Cast:Jay Maisel
Print Source:Stephen Wilkes
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


"We do not take pictures. We are taken by pictures." Acclaimed photographer and classic New York character Jay Maisel excavates his remarkable life and extraordinary life’s work as he undertakes the months-long preparation to move from his 36,000-square-foot home in New York City’s Bowery district, a 6-story former bank tower that he and his family have inhabited for nearly 50 years. Playful, profane, and slightly churlish with the intimate and insightful eye of a true artist, Maisel’s unique life and his outstanding life’s work intertwine harmoniously throughout the 72 rooms of his home former intern and mentee, Stephen Wilkes, ushers in not-entirely-welcome cameras to bear witness to the artist’s self-imposed drastic downsizing.

IN PERSON: Director Stephen Wilkes, Producers Bette Wilkes, Henry Jacobson

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Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial, and commercial work. Jay Myself is Wilkes’ first documentary film.