From: Judy Seigel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 01/16/02-06:09:32 PM Z
On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Phillip Murphy wrote:
> The daguerreotype that appears as the last image in Doubletake
> magazine's special edition of the events of 9/11 is a full plate that
> was one of three that Jerry made that morning from his rooftop. His
Which issue of Doubletake is that? I've heard about it -- and would you
BELIEVE that the magazine is NOT for sale in my neighborhood? My branch
librarian looked it up (she never heard of it!) and informs me it's only
available at main library ! (Whether that's a sign of our provinciallism
or our sophisticated taste, I leave to personal choice.)
Guess I should add that when I say I've heard about it -- I mean about
that issue. I'd actually bought first 4 issues & was .... not whelmed
enough to add so many pages to my monthly ration, which is already over
the top... Is it too off topic to ask generally how it's gotten? Is this
feature an exception... or do folks feel it's perhaps, um, keener? (My
objection was articles went on and on and you never got the point... or
took too long about it &/or too diffuse -- or so it seemed to me.)
As for the exposure time --- hmmmm... Was told to me with such
explicitness, can't help wonder if someone is pulling a Stieglitz on us.
Or maybe, there were different versions, with different cameras/lenses?
Whatever, thanks for the info. If I ever get uptown again DT is at top of
> exposures were approximately three seconds for each plate; going back to
> his studio between exposures to prepare each plate as the events
> unfolded. Typically, Jerry's exposures are around sixteen seconds,
> however, he used a faster lens in this case to capture the smoke from
> the towers which would have been invisible to the Dag if longer
> exposures had been used. The complete interview can be heard on the
> npr.com web site. Search using keyword: Daguerreotype.
> Judy Seigel wrote:
> > On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > Sorry to mislead you about Jerry's show at Houk - the images are not of
> > > his "Vanishing City Series" (the NYC cityscapes, including the first WTC tower
> > > collapsing...) - but are of another group entirely - this exhibition is of body
> > > parts (hands, backs of heads etc) and is a stunning group of work (all full
> > > plates...). It's at Houk until the 26th, if memory serves...
> > Actually Jon, I think I misled me. I'd spoken to Lyle more or less
> > mid-October, he'd remarked on Jerry's dag of the attack & I just assumed
> > this was that. It did make a splendid story -- it seems Jerry had view of
> > WTC from his 23rd (or so) Street studio. Took an 8-hour exposure of the
> > burning... all you saw from that distance was smoke. But we might say the
> > only original dag of that event.
> > Anyway, I'm glad to have the point clarified... you know how tough it is
> > for me to get uptown...
> > thanks,
> > Judy
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