Photography Exhibit - From Above - The Photography of Michael Layefsky

May 14, 2012

Contact: Michele McKenzie

Berkeley-based photographer Michael Layefsky exhibits a selection of aerial photographs depicting landscapes of agricultural, industrial, and architectural subjects in the Bay Area and beyond.  Layefsky’s stunning large format digital prints will be on display in Berkeley Public Library’s Central Catalog Lobby, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, downtown Berkeley, from June 4th through September 4th. Michael Layefsky will discuss his work and aerial photography during a FREE artist’s reception on Saturday afternoon, June 9th, at 2:00 pm in the 1st floor Catalog of the Central Library. Layefsky captures his images by sending his cameras skyward via kites, helium balloons, and long poles.  Though the vast majority of his aerial photographs have been taken in the Bay Area, Layefsky has flown his kite and camera in other parts of the U.S., and in the skies above several Asian and European countries.  Layefsky was recently invited to exhibit photographs and demonstrate his aerial photography tools and techniques at the California Academy of Sciences.  His clients include organizations such as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. National Park Service.  Many of his images are available for license from Getty Images.  Access to the exhibit is available during the library’s open hours: Monday 12 – 8; Tuesday 10- 8; Wednesday - Saturday, 10 – 6; Sunday 1 – 5.

Wheelchair accessible.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For more information, call 510-981-6100 or connect

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