Leica Lounge with Louis Jay | Thurs, Mar 3, 2016 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, March 3, 2016 with photographer Louis Jay. Louis will share his urban landscape photographs from various places including Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Southern Italy.
He refers to this photographic work as urban landscapes. It is the intersection of people, places and light that interests him. Working in both black & white and color, Louis brings his unique point of view to these subjects. When he explores the streets of anyplace, he is interested in the faces, buildings, and the architectural details together with the history of the place. Louis’s work shifts from environmental portraits to city landscapes and often defy any easy categorization.
The Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local members of the photographers, editors, gallerists and educators. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
Louis Jay studied Photography in London’s Harrow College of Art and also received his MFA from NYU Graduate Film Institute, where he trained to be a cinematographer. After working in the New York Film scene for a few years he opened his 1st commercial photography studio in Chelsea in New York CIty in the early 1980’s and specialized in lifestyle advertising work. He also had studios in Rio De Janeiro (where he lived and worked for five years) and in Miami. During these years in all three cities, he also taught photography and gave numerous workshops. After a thirty year career in advertising photography he opened a production facility, Studio 27, in Wynwood. In 2011 he sold the space and started to concentrate his personal work.
To see more of Louis's work, visit his website.