PAUL D. SOLOVAY BIOGRAPHY
Paul D. Solovay spent nearly 30 years as top creative talent in advertising, including songwriting, creating, producing and directing commercials, including several Clio Award winners. His Pepsi commercial “Bringing Home Baby” is in the Smithsonian Museum and the Broadcast Museum, NYC.
Paul first picked up a camera when he was 19 and won a juried first prize with his first roll of exposed film. He studied film at NYU and took a masters degree program at The Brooklyn College Television Center where he was also a teaching assistant and photographer for campus events. Commercially, his photography has been used for tourist boards, airlines and businesses.
His music photography is a result of a technique he calls "The Active Camera". Paul first utilized this technique in 1979 during a visit to Preservation Hall, a famed jazz venue in New Orleans. That photo, as well as others, are in the homes of private collectors.
With the Active Camera, Paul and the camera are constantly in motion - as he translates musical soundwaves into images that capture the high energy of performance. It's a visual tour de force. When you see his work you can almost ''Hear the Photographs."