Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, July 2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, 2014
       
     
RIOT #2 (under glass)
       
     
UNTIL #1
       
     
FORTY FIFTH
       
     
JOU JOU #3
       
     
JOU JOU #1
       
     
JOU JOU #2
       
     
Untitled
       
     
Baby (ten)
       
     
Baby (panels 1 of 10)
       
     
Baby (panels 7 of 10)
       
     
SOUL BABY
       
     
I Wish You Were Mine
       
     
Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio
       
     
Love (My first of the day)
       
     
Peace and Ease
       
     
Intense
       
     
Dignity
       
     
Radiate Life
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
Premeditated Photo Opps for Booker
       
     
Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014

Cyanotype on Fabriano 300g watercolor paper,
10 1/2” x 13 3/4”, 7_9_2014, 3:33 p.m.

Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, 7_9_2014

Cyanotype + tone on Rives BFK paper,
3 3/4” x 16 1/2”, 7_9_2014.

Untitled NYC, July 2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, July 2014

Cyanotype on watercolor paper,
10” x 8”, July, 2014.

Untitled NYC, 2014
       
     
Untitled NYC, 2014

Cyanotype on Fabriano 300g watercolor paper,
11” x 7 1/2”, July, 2014.

RIOT #2 (under glass)
       
     
RIOT #2 (under glass)

RIOT #2, created exactly twenty five years after the Rodney King verdict and the riots that followed in LA. 

Cyanotype, 10.9” x 7.9”, 5_4_2017, started at 1:06 p.m. ended 1:21 pm.

 

UNTIL #1
       
     
UNTIL #1

UNTIL #1 (We meet again) cyanotype created as an homage to Rodney King and Nick Cave. Exactly one week after hearing Nick Cave speak at the New York Public Library about his exhibit UNTIL at MASS MOCA. UNTIL is the manifestation of 25 years of Nick processing Rodney King and todays current events in America. 

Cyanotype, 10.9” x 7.9”, 5_4_2017, started at 1:24 p.m. Wind blew label on top while developing (half circle at top).

FORTY FIFTH
       
     
FORTY FIFTH

Cyanotype, 10.9” x 7.9”, 5_4_2017, started at 12:21 p.m.

JOU JOU #3
       
     
JOU JOU #3

Cyanotype, 4” x 6”, 5_4_2017, started at 2:00 p.m. 

JOU JOU #1
       
     
JOU JOU #1

Cyanotype, 4” x 6”, 5_4_2017, started at 1:11 p.m. 

JOU JOU #2
       
     
JOU JOU #2

Cyanotype, 4” x 6”, 5_4_2017, started at 1:11 p.m. 

Untitled
       
     
Untitled

Collage/Photograph/Cyanotype, 10” x 8”, 1083 5th Ave. NYC, 7_2014 

 

Baby (ten)
       
     
Baby (ten)

Cyanotype, 40” x 24”
(each panel): 12” x 8”, 6_5_2013,

Baby (panels 1 of 10)
       
     
Baby (panels 1 of 10)

Cyanotype, (each panel):
12” x 8”, 6_5_2013 

 

Baby (panels 7 of 10)
       
     
Baby (panels 7 of 10)

Cyanotype, (each panel):
12” x 8”, 6_5_2013 

SOUL BABY
       
     
SOUL BABY

Cyanotype, 10.9” x 7.9”, 2 9_26_2015 

 

I Wish You Were Mine
       
     
I Wish You Were Mine

Cyanotype, 10” x 8”, 7_23_2014, 3:50p.m.-4:05p.m. 1083 5th Ave. NYC

The first work in a series titled DUALITY, a series that started in 2014-"I WISH YOU WERE MINE". That was created with a premonition about a past boyfriend Laurie M. loved as a young women. He didn't want children. Fast forward many years later and Laurie M. awoke one morning feeling something monumental happening with him. His wife was in labor giving birth.

Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio
       
     
Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio

Why choose only one way of seeing Newark, when we can see it three hundred and fifty ways?

Artist-led Newark nonprofit Gallery Aferro created a mobile professional photographic portrait studio for Newark! The studio travelled across the city during 2016 offering free portraits of citizens like you. Imagine the city’s people being able to revisit the portraits in 2026, 2066, or in 2166, when the descendants of the original subjects can access the images. Just as we wonder about the lives of the people whose images we have from the 19th-20th centuries…

One of the most fundamental, core attributes of photographic portrait art is accessibility, and the way it gains meaning continuously over time. We love to look. We love to be seen. All of us. And we love to look back, and think about how we dreamed of the future. After your portrait is taken you will be able to download a high resolution file of the image that can be shared and printed as you wish. Portrait images are added to aferro.org as they were made, to be shared with the city and the world.

The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors with a fun and exciting launch reception for everyone. After that, the portraits of Newarkers will be useful as a civic, visual archive for the city in perpetuity, available for traveling exhibits, or simply to be held in the palm of someone’s hand on a phone screen as they tell friends about the day their portrait was made: That’s me! Look!

This program is proudly sponsored by the PSE&G Foundation and by Newark Celebration 350. Newark Celebration 350 commemorates Newark’s rich 350-year history by celebrating the talents of its citizenry and its remarkable achievements.


Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Mobile Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits taken by six different artists were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Love (My first of the day)
       
     
Love (My first of the day)

The first people Laurie M. took photographs of for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The couple was so in love with each other. A quiet, subtle understanding that was expressed through their interaction with each other and the photographer Laurie M.

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Peace and Ease
       
     
Peace and Ease

A peace and ease with this beautiful woman as she was photographed by Laurie M.

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Intense
       
     
Intense

Intensity the word to describe this sitter who stepped into the portable, free, Aferro Portrait Studio. Captured by Laurie M.

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Dignity
       
     
Dignity

The sitter was so proud of having his portrait taken. A sweetness was emanating from him

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Radiate Life
       
     
Radiate Life

The sitter was expecting a child and was radiant.

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

350 Portraits of Newark
       
     
350 Portraits of Newark

Laurie M. was invited to take portraits for Gallery Aferro’s Portrait Studio in April 2016. The 350 portraits taken by six different artists were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors.

Why choose only one way of seeing Newark, when we can see it three hundred and fifty ways?

Artist-led Newark nonprofit Gallery Aferro created a mobile professional photographic portrait studio for Newark! The studio travelled across the city during 2016 offering free portraits of citizens like you. Imagine the city’s people being able to revisit the portraits in 2026, 2066, or in 2166, when the descendants of the original subjects can access the images. Just as we wonder about the lives of the people whose images we have from the 19th-20th centuries…

One of the most fundamental, core attributes of photographic portrait art is accessibility, and the way it gains meaning continuously over time. We love to look. We love to be seen. All of us. And we love to look back, and think about how we dreamed of the future. After your portrait is taken you will be able to download a high resolution file of the image that can be shared and printed as you wish. Portrait images are added to aferro.org as they were made, to be shared with the city and the world.

The 350 portraits were exhibited in October 2016 for Newark Open Doors with a fun and exciting launch reception for everyone. After that, the portraits of Newarkers will be useful as a civic, visual archive for the city in perpetuity, available for traveling exhibits, or simply to be held in the palm of someone’s hand on a phone screen as they tell friends about the day their portrait was made: That’s me! Look!

This program is proudly sponsored by the PSE&G Foundation and by Newark Celebration 350. Newark Celebration 350 commemorates Newark’s rich 350-year history by celebrating the talents of its citizenry and its remarkable achievements.


Premeditated Photo Opps for Booker
       
     
Premeditated Photo Opps for Booker

Downtown Newark, New Jersey 8_8_2013

Photograph taken of one of the numerous vinyl signs Mayor Cory Booker had made that hung all over the city when he was elected his first term as mayor of Newark. During his first term it was clear he was an outsider who did not care about the citizens of Newark. Eventually not completing his second term as he had his sights on becoming a US Senator once senator Lautenberg’s health began to fail. Newark was his premeditated photo opportunity that continues today with his run for president of the United States and his frequent references to Newark.