I’ve taught a few photo classes and always shows this video. It still inspires me every time I watch it.
I attended the first Eddie Adams workshop in 1988. One evening Heisler showed his work to a small group of us holed up in someone’s room. It must have been 3 a.m. when he finished. The lights went on and there was Maisel laying on the floor. He’d been soaking up this Heisler mind dump like a student.
Wow Jim, you’ve been in the thick of it, that’s fantastic. Makes me want to take Maisel’s workshop just to hang with the group.
From 1973-1980 I was deeply involved with the University of Oregon Fine Arts department (BFA and MFA) and we had numerous people come through for workshops and classes. If memory serves I too pulled all nighters listening to others mind dump as well as doing a bit myself. No doubt I have buried memories of that stuff somewhere… your comment tickles an old memory and I appreciate how stimulating those experiences can be.