Martin Hill: Camera Man

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Jay Myself
Sequoia 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 5:30 PM
"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 as former intern and mentee, Stephen Wilkes, ushers in not-entirely-welcome cameras to bear witness to the artist’s self-imposed drastic downsizing.
Film Info
Running Time:33 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Joanne Hock
Producer:Joanne Hock
Sara Patel
Heidi Dove
Cinematographer:Joanne Hock
John Disher
Editor:John Disher
Alex Buchhorn


Martin Hill's passion and obsession lead him to be the unlikely curator of an unrivaled collection of iconic Hollywood film cameras.

Additional Information

Joanne Hock is a passionate and prolific storyteller. She has written and directed feature films and documentaries, lensed and directed countless television commercials, and directed national and international television shows. With more than 30 years in this ever-changing industry—and among a small population of women to break the glass ceiling in directing and cinematography—Joanne’s career continues to expand and grow.