BIOGRAPHY


Louis Jawitz is a veteran professional photographer with many years of experience. He was first attracted to photography while in the navy. Since then, he has had a career doing advertising, travel and editorial work for major clients in New York City, for which he has won many Awards. In addition to assignment work, Mr. Jawitz has long been involved with producing stock photography. His work is currently marketed throughout the world by stock photo agencies including The Workbook, Age Foto Stock in Spain, and Digital Vision of London.
His personal work has been exhibited at many New York galleries and advertising agencies, as well as in one man shows at Nikon House in New York City and at Sullivan County Arts Center, where he has won several awards over the past years. In 2001, he was earned 2 awards by the Art Directors Club for ads which appeared in Popular Mechanics Magazine. His editorial work has appeared in articles in Nikon World, Popular Photography, Shutterbug and numerous other magazines. Over the past few years, he has added digital skills to his photographic techniques. Most recently he has combined his long time passions of automobiles and photography and has begun to specialize in autos and action/autos photography. Mr. Jawitz has written an article on photographing autos with a Stabilizer. for Apogee Photo Magazine
Mr. Jawitz has taught photography as an adjunct professor at Sullivan County Community College. For many years he has been teaching his own photography workshop in the scenic Catskill mountains. You can visit the workshop site at: Neversink Photo Workshop.
For many years Mr. Jawitz maintained a large duplex skylit rooftop studio in New York City's famous Flatiron district. He was one of the pioneers in what is now known as the heart of Manhattan's photo district. His skylight studio and Empire State Building view roof-top were often been rented to music video and motion picture companies as well as still photographers.

Client List:
Louis Jawitz's career has embraced advertising, stock, travel and fine art photography. An impressive list of clients includes Nikon, Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, IBM, Avon, American Express, ABC, CBS, RCA Records, Citibank, Johnny Walker, Miller Brewing, Nabisco, British Airways, Occidental Petroleum, Bio-Tec, Celanese, The Image Bank, Popular Photography Magazine, Fodor's Travel Guide, Popular Mechanics, Dell Publishing, Young & Rubicam, New York Telephone British Airways and Holt Reinhart & Winston.

Awards:
Clio 43rd Annual Festival Winners Program Cover
Worldwide Ad Campaign 2002

Art Director's Club of New York
Young & Rubicam, in-house Art Directors Award
Several Andys Awards & Merits

Press:
"Mr. Jawitz's work of mundane objects is enhanced by a cool seductiveness of his commercial photo background."
- Popular Photography
"Mr. Jawitz turns Brooklyn and Connecticut into some place exotic."
- New York Daily News
"His photos range from quietness to scariness. Mr. Jawitz uses special effects lenses with results that are eccentric, moody or eerie."
- New York Times
"He's just a camera cowboy."
- Times Herald Record


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