Joel Meyerowitz’s series Between the Dog and the Wolf captures the beautifully quiet moments at dusk in the 1980’s, and was inspired by a common French expression “Entre chien et loup”, which describes the oncoming twilight.
As Meyerowitz says of the series: “It seemed to me that the French liken the twilight to the notion of the tame and the savage, the known and the unknown, where that special moment of the fading of the light offers us an entrance into the place where our senses might fail us slightly, making us vulnerable to the vagaries of our imagination.”
The body of work can be seen at the Howard Greenberg Gallery from 7 September until 21 October 2017.
“My whole way of seeing was both challenged and refreshed. I found that time became a greater element in my work. The view camera demands longer exposures, and I began looking into the oncoming twilight and seeing things that the small cameras either couldn’t handle or didn’t present in significant enough quality,” Meyerowitz explains. “What seems of more value to me now, 30 years later, is how that devotion to the questions back then taught me to see in a new and simpler way.”
A new book, Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective, will be published in January 2018 by Laurence King.