Join us for a talk with photographer, Jay Maisel at The Rockport Opera House –– Monday, August 21st, 7:30PM.
JAY MAISEL began his career in photography in 1954, after studying painting and design at Cooper Union and Yale. Working in both the commercial and fine art realms, Jay is best known for his emphasis on light, gesture and color in capturing everyday life. Jay’s commercial work included shooting multiple magazine covers, jazz albums, advertisements and more. Notable achievements include shooting the first two covers of New York Magazine, the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the best-selling jazz album of all time), and twelve years of advertising with United Technologies. Jay has been recognized for his success with numerous awards including two from ASMP, Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year, the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. Jay lectures extensively and teaches photographic workshops across the country, including an annual workshop at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.