After growing up in Southern Vermont, Marc has studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA as well as the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. He has been a commercial photographer, a graphic artist and web designer in recent years.
As a photographer Marc stretched the line between commercial Photography and Fine Art. The work Marc handed the client was a combination of his love for the amazing quality of Painting with Light and his unconventional approach to product photography.
Marc Jaffe’s “Moving Trees” has been an on going project going back many years. The process started with film and has progressed to Digital Photography. The paintbrush effect is created in the camera through Marc’s special shooting technique. The combination of stillness and movement is unique to each landscape and is un-retouched. These images are taken while driving throughout Westchester County in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut.
Marc Jaffe’s Altered Reality series Takes the viewer to completely new worlds. As Marc likes to say ” Altered Reality is an extension of the camera into the world of imagination. Printed on canvas, the work is no longer a photograph, but a virtual world.”
Marc Jaffe’s “Horse Play” series is a natural evolution of his “Altered Reality” project, developing from his deep connection and relationship with animals. Marc’s playful nature makes an instant connection with the horses, enabling him to photograph genuine reactions that are dynamic, vibrant and engaging.
Marc’s love for nature and the thrill of motion has always been an ongoing theme a natural progression from growing up in New England Skiing and riding Motorcycles with the blur of the world going by.
In 2014, I recreated Marc Jaffe Studios with a new focus on textiles. www.loveisapillow.com. This new direction allowed me to concentrated on a new medium that I have been tossing around for years. I created this piece of art in 2008 and thought it would make a great silk scarf.