Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Leslie Lohman Museum
Jack Slomovits was born in 1969 and was raised in Los Angeles where he discovered photography at the age of six with his first camera, an Eastman Kodak "Brownie.
was encouraged by his
parents to continue experimenting with his
creative vices, when at age 13 they presented him with his
first 35mm Nikon, his
tool of trade today.
He quickly moved from employing friends and family as subjects, to his school's yearbook committee, shooting local bands and becoming the official photographer for his local youth group chapter, a position which took him to New York, Israel and all over California.
high school and college years, he
won photography, filmmaking and art awards, and received a scholarship to study at Parsons.
Jack moved to New York City in 1991 to study photography at Fordham University at Lincoln Center in a specialized independent studies program designed for him.
fine tuned his
technical knowledge and learned the "trade" while working at a major New York film lab where he
was exposed to the work of other artists in the medium.
Jack's approach to "shooting from the hip" opened doors to experiment with his
subjects beyond the boundaries of common photographic technique.
currently freelances as a commercial and portrait photographer full time.
lives with his
partner and works out of their West Village studio/apartment.