1981 Documentary Follows Street Photographer Joel Meyerowitz in New York City


This is an excellent 1981 documentary about the working methods of New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz. The film was directed by and features Colin L. Westerbeck, Jr. interviewing the photographer and hanging out with him on New York City streets as he works to capture the incredible compositions that materialize out of thin air on a moment’s notice. I like the way Meyerowitz opens up completely to the documentary process and includes the filmmaker in his working life. It’s a truly generous act by a serious artist who is bursting with profound ideas about his work, is not afraid to express his doubts, and reveals his shifting aesthetic to an insightful and enthusiastic documentary filmmaker.

NYPD Moron Gives Bicyclist Ticket for Not Riding in Bike Lane

Casey Neistat is a New York bicyclist who got a ticket from some moronic New York City police officer who felt that Casey should ride in the bike lane… no matter what. So the camera-wielding rider made a video about the whole affair and why the cop was totally wrong. But look at this drooling goober hired by New York to wear a uniform. If this is the standard of police intelligence in good old NY, then god help those poor island dwellers! A bicyclist can be killed by staying in a bike lane, as this video so clearly illustrates. You do not have to stay inside a bike lane. Bikes are legally entitled to occupy traffic lanes if the rider determines that to be the safest course.