«The best camera ever is not the latest technological jewel you can buy. It’s always the one that is actually with you at any time.»
Jay Lag is a 33 year-old photographer who lives in Paris. Passionate about fashion and portrait photography, he is always aiming to concentrate the most aesthetic figures in the frame of an instant.
Since he was young, Jay Lag always liked to play with shapes and shades, colors and expressions. In 1995, he had of one of the first consumer digital cameras, the Apple QuickTake 150, and started to frame everything with it. He finished high school with a creative desire to see life differently. In 2000, he started to study design in a Parisian school and won its first creative competition by designing telephone card patterns. He then became passionate about people, expressions and faces. He also learned to draw as well as he was framing people with better digital cameras.
Several years later, with high-end camera sensors, he started the Light Painting project, and was still framing people to get the best results with portrait and fashion photography. Always at the cutting-edge of technology, he bought the first iPhone in 2007 and began to shoot with it when iPhoneography art started to emerge. By 2009, the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone gave Jay an unbelievable opportunity to catch beautiful and aesthetic images of the world today. Jay Lag now shoots photos both from its Canon EOS DSLR as well as from his iPhone 4.
Jay Lag had won international prizes in Italy and the United Kingdom. His work has been awarded by Mashable and he was recognized by Business Insider as one of the five best Hipstamatic photographers in the world.
Jay Lag has been featuring in several exhibitions in London and Paris, and is always working on new photo projects.