Presented by ChromaLuxe, Blazing Editions, and the Lucie Foundation.
After studying painting and graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale, Maisel began his career in photography in 1954. While his portfolio includes the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, he is perhaps best known for capturing the light, gesture, and color found in everyday life. This unique vision kept him busy for more than 40 years shooting annual reports, magazine covers, jazz albums, advertising and more for an array of clients worldwide.
Some of his commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, the first two covers of New York Magazine, the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the best-selling jazz album of all time), twelve years of advertising with United Technologies, and a litany of awards from such organizations as International Center of Photography, American Society of Media Photographers, ADC, Professional Photographers of America, and Cooper Union.
Since he stopped taking on commercial work in the late ’90s, Jay has continued to focus
on his personal work. He has developed a reputation as a giving and inspiring teacher as
a result of extensive lecturing and photography workshops throughout the country. He also continues to sell prints, which can be found in private, corporate, and museum collections.
Exhibit runs through January 31, 2017.