FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the photography of Jeff Lazell at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. His exhibit will be on display from December 1 through 30. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Mr. Lazell is a Brooklyn, New York resident who has been fascinated with photography since age 15. “My father gave me a Nikon SLR (single lens reflex) camera as a gift, and I was immediately hooked,” he says. That interest continued to grow as he studied at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, graduating with a BS degree in Photography. He also minored in Art History, with a concentration in Asian Art. At present, he works as a digital production artist and printmaster for Fred Marcus Photography in New York City.
Mr. Lazell says he has been greatly influenced by Ansel Adams, Jack Kirby, and Trent Reznor. Ever the student, he likes to stay aware of the continuing technological advancements in digital photography.
Of the Berkeley College exhibit, Mr. Lazell says, “This work is representative of the past few years of my life during which I’ve been focusing on the fleeting nature of modern construction in conjunction with our equally fleeting habitation of spaces. My compositions are drawn directly from my experience within spaces and, at the same time, reflect on my own internal landscape, which can range from the isolation of today to hope for the future.” He says his dissatisfaction with the stagnation of contemporary photography as an artistic genre has fueled his fascination with how photographic processes transfer over to the computer.
Photo Caption: “59th” - New York City’s 59th Street Bridge - is one of Jeff Lazell’s photographs on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from December 1 through 30.
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