Maisel shot commercially for 45 years, taking photographs for Sports Illustrated, Columbia Records and famous figures of his time like Marilyn Monroe.
The early 90's began a new chapter for Jay Maisel. Following a career full of accolades and big name contracts, Maisel retired from commercial photography and focused on his passion; the unseen beauty of everyday life that exemplified the use of lighting, composition and color. It is this portion of his portfolio that he is most remembered for.
"If I can make you look at a thing and say wow, I never thought that was a particularly good looking thing, then I'm very successful."