Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel

1931 –


Jay Maisel began his photography career 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. 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 campaign assignments with United Technologies, as well as awards from such organizations as ICP, ASMP, ADC, PPA, Cooper Union and others.


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Bird, Iran, 1979 © Jay Maisel