HILLSDALE, N.Y -- Myron Schiffer and Paul Solovay, two photographers whose work shares an approach to painting light through motion, will be exhibiting at The Roeliff Jansen Community Library From Feb. 15 to March 15.
A public reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A well-known pianist in the Berkshires, Schiffer has played for the library with his jazz trio and with singer Harvey Granat. Focused purely on his musical career for over 60 years, he's now fulfilling his dream of investigating photography as an additional means of expression.
Similar to his approach to jazz, Schiffer's "Motion Capture" photography is an exploration of improvisation and captured essence. His photographs are gleaned from everyday scenes and transformed into a minimalist expression of color, light and space.
Paul D. Solovay spent nearly 30 years as top creative talent in advertising, including songwriting, creating, producing and directing commercials, including several Clio Award winners.
He first picked up a camera when he was 19 and won a juried first prize with his first roll of exposed film. He studied film at New York University and took a master's degree program at The Brooklyn College Television Center, where he was also a teaching assistant and photographer for campus events. Commercially, his photography has been used for tourist boards, airlines and businesses.
Solovay's music photography, featured in this show, is a result of a technique he calls "The Active Camera." He first utilized this technique in 1979 during a visit to Preservation Hall, a famed jazz venue in New Orleans.
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which serves Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, on 9091 Rt. 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. Information: (518) 325-4101, or www.roejanlibrary.org.