Since moving to Battery Park City in 2003, photographer Jay Fine has documented the life and landscapes of Lower Manhattan. During his distinguished 40-year career, he served as a senior CBS and NBC executive, and co-founded two technology companies, while his photography appeared in international publications such as National Geographic, Popular Photography and many news outlets in several countries. But in recent years, capturing Downtown’s cityscape and waterfront in its refulgent variety and the view of the harbor from his 40th-floor window have consumed his imagination.
One of Mr. Fine’s hallmark photographs, “Blue Hour Jersey City,” (above) caught the attention of a German fine-art paper company, Hahnemuhle, who have been perfecting the art of paper-making for 400 years. This weekend, Hahnemuhle will be exhibiting the photograph at their booth (#655) at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, and have invited Mr. Fine to sign a limited edition to give away to visitors from noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday (November 1). Admission to the exhibits at the Expo is free and more information and directions are available HERE. As Mr. Fine says, the photography showcase “is a great place to play with the equipment that one can never afford and see what others are doing in photography.”
Mr. Fine is represented by the Kim Foster Gallery (529 West 20th Street) in Chelsea, where his 2006 photograph of fog enveloping the Esplanade is currently on view (see above). From 2012 to 2013, the MTA Arts for Transit program installed a photography exhibit by Mr. Fine at the Bowling Green subway station. The 70-foot long display of seven transparencies, “Edge of Manhattan,” can be seen by clicking HERE. More of Mr. Fine’s work can be viewed HERE.