Jay Maisel

"Try to go out empty and let your images fill you up." -Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel Photography

Biography

Jay Maisel was born on January 18th 1931 in Brooklyn New York. He started his career in photography in 1954, after studying painting and graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale. He is best known for capturing the light, color, and gesture found in every day life. For over 40 years Jay shot annual reports, magazine covers, advertisements and much more. Some of his commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers and the first two covers of New York Magazine. After 40 years of doing commercial work he stopped in the late 90's to focus on his own personal work. He has developed a reputation of being a giving and inspiring teacher and photographer. Now he now has photography workshops throughout the country. Many awards and achievements later, Jay is now 82 years old and still creating his own personal work.


Jay Maisel