Join Jay Maisel, Syl Arena and Henry Horenstein at the Rockport Opera House Monday, August 20th, at 7:30pm.
Jay Maisel's name is synonymous with color photography that uses light and gesture to create images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. His awards include two from ASMP, Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year; the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award; and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. A graduate of Cooper Union and Yale University, Jay continues his education by teaching.
Syl Arena has wandered the world of photography for over four decades. Shortly after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, Syl "borrowed" his father's newfangled Polaroid camera, climbed a tree, and made his first photograph. He was in the third grade.
In college, Syl studied commercial photography at Brooks Institute and fine art photography at the University of Arizona (BFA, 1984). Among his more noteworthy accomplishments in school was the construction of a pinhole camera that used 20" x 24" litho film. True to his eclectic style, Syl then printed these giant negatives as cyanotypes, carbon prints, and screen prints—a early indication of Syl's willingness to explore the boundaries of photography.
Jumping forward nearly three decades, Syl continues his exploration of photography through Speedlites. Through his passion for innovation, he has become the voice for such creative flash techniques as high-speed sync, gang light, and moving the wireless master off camera.
Fortunately, Syl is not one to keep secrets. His new Speedliter’s Handbook is nearly 400-pages of how-to and why-to on Canon flash techniques. Syl blogs frequently on his two sites: Speedliting.com and PixSylated.com. He has written articles about Speedliting for EOS Magazine as Europe’s Canon Pro Network. Syl is also the author of LIDLIPS: Lessons I Didn’t Learn In Photo School—a collection of 100 micro-essays on photography.
Born in New Bedford, MA, Henry Horenstein studied history at the University of Chicago, before turning to photography. Horenstein earned his BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1971 and 1973 respectively. His teachers were Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Horenstein's over 30 books include monographs (Animalia, Honky Tonk, Close Relations, Humans, Creatures, Aquatics, Canine, and Racing Days) and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the field (Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, etc.). His most recent books are Show (2010), a look at the myriad worlds of burlesque, fetish, drag, and sideshow, and Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (fall 2011). Now a professor at RISD, Horenstein lives and works in Boston, MA.
Maine Media Workshops invites the entire community to the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, for our free Master Series event!