Eugene Reznik | American Photo | 14th November 2014
A large travelling retrospective of Michals’ work continues to attract interest and this early interview is particularly illuminating. Michals is celebrated photographer because he turned away from photography of the decisive moment (Cartier – Bresson) or the perfect image (Steiglitz). Instead he spent a career making small sized prints, often with hand writing on them, that focus on the life of the mind. “I’m not interested in what something looks like. I’m interested in what it feels like”. Some of his famous sequences are here.