Lucie Spotlight: Jay Maisel
Jay Maisel is the 2005 Lucie Honoree for Achievement in Advertising
Jay Maisel has been called a “visual alchemist” and his photos indeed take the ordinary to the extraordinary. His photographs are often associated with vibrant color and an intricate use of light and gesture.
"The drama of light exists not only in what is in the light, but also in what is left dark. If the light is everywhere, the drama is gone."
- Jay Maisel
Jay Maisel: Miles Davis, Some Kind of Blue, NYC
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