Even when the stage was mine, even as I drank in the lights and the applause, reveled in the fancy footwork which was all my own, I guess I knew… and felt deep down that there would always be a dark portion of my heart which that spotlight could never reach. I can admit that now, though i’d deny this to myself then. has traveled to more than 31 countries and islands around the world, acquiring 26 years professional experience as a photographer.
From fashion and glamour to Hollywood celebrities, high-profile corporate and political figures… from the plains of Calgary to the southern tip of South America to the deserts of North Africa. Ron is comfortable working with everyone from local tribesmen, television and movie actors… to executives and presidents alike. Ron grew up in the old Southern part of the USA, and has manners that are gentlemanly and respectful. His casual, yet intuitive approach with his subjects describes his ability to capture moods and emotions of those who happen to be in front of his camera.
People sense his approachable professionalism and their responses are evident in over 30, 000 formal and casual portraits comprising his work. Jaffe has developed stylised lighting effects for people and products that impress art directors and laymen alike. His respect for early photographers like George Harrell, is evident in his portrait styles. Shadows are the “highlight” of his formula in imaging and new technology with digital capture has opened easier means of expression, but only to enhance, not the centerpoint of imaging in itself.
PhotoServe News: Nancy Newberry shot Inc.’s recent cover story. Elizabeth Young is finishing a Revlon beauty book. LA ad shooter Gil Smith has joined prestigious car studio Stage 3 Productions. Douglas Lever e is retracing Berenice Abbott’s “Changing New York” project. Kevin Peterson is shooting a portrait of Jesse Ventura. Strange bedfellows: Ted Axelrod’s recent clients include Gund teddy bears and Joker rolling papers.
Scott Laperruque’s book, Flora 1, is out from Graph is. Check out Jason Janik’s “religious graffiti” photo essay. Welcome home: Tim Rock from Micronesia, Jonathan Kingston from India, and Matthew Nunnelee from the American Royal Rodeo. Bill Sitzman’s work for Medium is now on Photoserve. Randy Santos just shot anti-smoking ads for Northrop-Grumman. We have new sports shots from Kelly La Duke, celebs from Bradley Patrick, and signs of spring from Charity de Meer.
Barry Seidman’s exhibit is now on at Portfolio in NYC’s Photo District. Felix Riga has a new web site. Welcome: Ron Solomon, Ron Nicolaysen, Jean-Philippe Soule, Marilyn Hunt, Dana Simmons, Gary Dwyer Mark Maziarz, David Madison, Chris Volk, Martin Cohen, Brian Mac Donald, Jenny Ris her, Jon Morris, Ed Fox and Gary Kessler.