Marc Jaffe– an accomplished photographer and a technology expert who has created his own vibrant brand in dual realms—was first inspired by his father, Ed Jaffe. The elder Jaffe began his career as a commercial photographer and is now a sculptor and painter. “I grew up around art my whole life,” said Marc; his foray into the art world began as the subject for one of his father’s sculptures, at the age of six months.
Kinetic energy flows through Jaffe’s photos; the sense of movement visualized in his prints is generated by the unique method he has developed. While traveling by car, Jaffe aims his camera and shoots.The resulting images are arresting and dazzling. His work has appeared in three books and has been shown at the juried Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Greenwich Art to the Avenue, SoNo Arts Festival and Reflected Light: Robert Kennedy Jr’s, Riverkeeper benefit.
Find technology daunting? No worries. Jaffe elucidates the most murky aspects of technology in a manner both joyful and productive. Recently, Jaffe taught a woman residing in a nursing home how to embrace technology. In a lesson on using a Google search, his instructions were: “Type the question the way you would ask me or a doctor.” The client was thrilled to learn how easy it was to harness the energy of her computer. “I teach people how to use their tools. It’s empowering,” Jaffe noted. In addition to teaching, he also serves as the web master for several illustrious sites including the one for this magazine!
The next phase of The Taming Cafe, Jaffe’s technological enterprise, will be the opening of an actual site destined to become the go to location for anyone interested in technology, learning and social networking. This hub will house many components including: Taming Central, a software and hardware training center, Taming Beans; featuring in-house roasted blends and technologically compatible food, the Taming Cage; a repair center for “unruly computers,” Taming Gadgets; a shop selling computers, phones and technology as well as Taming Social for “live social networking and learning.” Jaffe is currently soliciting investors to finance this venture.
– Sarah Ellen Berman