Many thanks to Victor Quintana and the Leica Store Miami for producing this short profile about me and how I work.
Leica Store Miami exhibit of Passing Fancies from March 7th, 2019 to May 7th, 2019.
Excerpt from the Leica store website below. For the full story, please visit the Leica Store Miami website
Louis Jay - Passing Fancies
PASSING FANCIES documents the journey of veteran photographer Louis Jay as he crisscrosses the continents to observe and record life in a few of his favorite places. Wandering the streets of Paris, the Amalfi Coast, Rio, and Miami, he captures fleeting moments in cafes and overlooked corners; on park benches and beaches; in cemeteries and churches — always finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Louis’s multi-year road trip unfolds in 27 starkly beautiful black-and-white images that incite wonder and reveal his enduring and intimate relationships with these locals.
Gerhard Clausing in his The PhotoBookJournal review of Louis’s book of PASSING FANCIES said: “It is a marvelous study of everyday moments and thus a tribute to the universality of human experience!”
Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography’s review of PASSING FANCIES.
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What camera and equipment do you use? Specifically, Leica equipment.
I have a Leica M10, a Leica M (Typ 246), Leica Monochrom and a Leica MP for film work. I use mostly the 50mm Summilux ASPH, the 35mm Summilux ASPH and the 28mm Elmarit ASPH. I also have the 75mm Summarit, 90mm Elmarit-M and a 50mm f1.0 Noctilux. This project was shoot on the new Leica M10.
How would you describe your photography?
I am working on several ongoing personal projects involving cities and places that I am passionate about. I have a body of work about Rio, Paris and Southern Italy including Sicily. I also photograph in Miami, where I live in addition to Paris.Read More
The Leica Lounge in Coral Gables, Florida, March 3, 2016
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.
This is a recording of our Leica Lounge on Thursday, March 3, 2016 with photographer Louis Jay. Louis shared his urban landscape photographs from various places including Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Southern Italy. He refers to this photographic work as urban landscapes.