Featured Artist Marc Jaffe

Digital photographer Marc Jaffe uses various techniques to achieve dynamic, mesmerizing results. Visit his website to see more of his photography.


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“A photograph is a moment in time. It’s what you do with it that matters.”  Jaffe


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I have been a photographer for most of my life; my dad was a commercial photographer, so I grew up with a camera in my hands. My camera is just a tool for me to use my creativity; I love to be able to see the results right away and know how it will look later when I twist it around in the computer.


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My current series, “Night Travels,” is shot using the original 1st Gen Sony RX100, while moving without looking through the camera, using the built-in flash.


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Each camera in my arsenal gives a different effect based on the chip, the processing algorithms in the camera and the file size. The one constant is that I shoot raw. The Sony with it’s 1” 20-megapixel chip has been my go-to camera for a number of years now.


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This is pretty much how I always have shot for the last thirty years, minus the flash. Now the discovery of nighttime photography has taken my work to the next level.


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There is a new excitement that is added by shooting at night and not looking. It brings me back to the days of film and painstakingly waiting for the film to be processed. I owned my own lab back then, so it was still a long wait for the impatient.


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Much of my work is now almost black until I process the raw file. I have been pretty shocked when I see the results. The latest surprise was the deer perfectly placed under the tree.


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The mirror series has been an ongoing theme. I love the new images that are created when the image is flipped around on itself. There is always something new to see.


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I always shoot raw and I have created a series of saved developments in my digital lab. I start with the same one and then progress through different variations I have created over time. Then I fine-tune.


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When I was a commercial photographer, I specialized in light painting in the studio. I love the color saturation and mood I was able to create, and now I have found a new way to express that need. In addition to fine art photography, I am a web designer, textile designer and a Mac technologist.


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  1. Just WOW! So beautiful and mysterious. Love the image with the deer – amazing!

  2. Thanks Caroline for showcasing me! Dorothy, I was pretty surprised to see the deer since the work is done with out looking as i go by this driveway. I was especially surprised again when i went back to the image and noticed 2 more deer in the foreground in the blue section…

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