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Pavel Layer

Home 6867 Sparrow Ln County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio 43235 United States
Cell Phone: 614-284-7635 Website:


My name is Pavel Layer, I became interested in photography as a hobby when I was in high school in Russia. Now I call Columbus home and have continued to pursue my old time hobby on and off for almost 40 years.

I switched to digital photography  9 years ago, but was unable to fully accept it as the only tool to use, and about 7 yrs ago I came back to film and, more specifically, to medium format.

Artist Statement

Photography for me is a way to explore a different, perhaps, less obvious conception of otherwise trivial constructs. I invite viewers to “claim ownership” of my photos  by shaping their own interpretations of them.

My photographic genres include but are not limited to architecture, conceptual and street photography.