Various institutions have integrated considerable numbers of his photographs in their permanent collections: The Museum of Modern Art in New-York, The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, The Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, The Minneapolis lnstitute of Art, The Library of Congress in Washington D.C., to name out a few.
Embark on the theme of his art and Jaydie will become animated. For him, taking photographs is seeing, therefor he takes them.
Born in 1945 in America, he was brought up in New-York. Given his first camera at the age of five, he subsequently studied at Parson School of Design and at the New School and thaught photograpy at universities in New-York and Paris. With his wife Rosalynde, he moved in 1973 to France, where they have raised their family.
Jaydie's photography output has covered a broad range of subject matter. ln his professional portfolio you could find anything from Formula One editorial shots to magazine covers and advertising work.
His exhibitions span four continents; twelve published book feature his long-term projects, including a year with the New-York City Ballet, a twelve month study of life in Sri Lanka, and reportage of street games in New-York. He went on to create an in-depth observation of the working lives of two officers, leading to the book 'POLICE'.
The last two major projects are a true focus of Jaydie's passion for documenting those whose lives made a contribution to the grater good. 'TALENTS AND CONSCIENCES OF EUROPE' includes over one hundred individuals from Mother Teresa to Judge Giovani Falcone, from King Juan Carlos 1st to Peter Ustinov. lt resulted ln the photographer's first multi-media publication, as a book, CD-ROM, website and exhibition.
The current project portraits and documents all those have orbited the Earth, in their respective roles in space exploration. With the aid of UNESCO, the results will be distributed to a million educational Institutions. lt is Jaydie's sincere belief that these space explorers will set an example as role models to the youth of today.
While he is an excellent and committed photographer, Jaydie is above all man concerned with things of positive.