‘Makasutu’ – “Powerful, penetrating, beautiful and stunning B&W portraits…” by Jason Florio

 

With little command of the local language, I could only but ask my subjects to stand and look directly into the lens. With little direction on my part, I found that the subjects in front of the camera would become silently quizzical of themselves and how they wanted to be portrayed.” Jason Florio – ‘Makasutu’ award-winning portraits
'Makasutu - mecca in the forest' the book  by Jason Florio - award-winning black and white portraits, people of the Gambia
‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ the book by Jason Florio

 

Purchase Florio’s fine art photography prints from the Makasutu series at helenjonesflorio.com online gallery 

Happy Labor Day, 2017!

'FIREWORKS' - fine art photography print © Robert Goldstein - available from the Helen Jones-Florio gallery
‘FIREWORKS’ – fine art photography print © Robert Goldstein       

Happy Labor Day!

Fireworks‘ by Robert Goldstein – black and white fine art photography prints, available from the helenjonesflorio.com online gallery.

Archives: Blackout Portraits by Jason Florio

 

Blackout Portraits 'Policeman' - Mogadishu © Jason Florio
Blackout Portraits – Policeman, Mogadishu © Jason Florio
Blackout Portraits 'Soldier TFG' - Mogadishu © Jason Florio
Blackout Portraits – Soldier, Mogadishu © Jason Florio

 

Blackout History

In the mid-1940’s as the German’s blitzed London, my grandmother and her neighbors used clothes to blackout the light emitting from their windows so as not to guide the Luftwaffe on their deadly mission…’ In the mid-90’s, unbeknown to him at the time, Jason Florio began to use the very same blackout curtain, which his grandmother used during the World War 11, as a backdrop to various portrait collections. Read & see more on Florio’s website

'Fighter for the Karen National Liberation Army' - Blackout portraits, Burma © Jason Florio
‘Fighter for the Karen National Liberation Army’ – Blackout portraits, Burma © Jason Florio

 

'Makasutu' Portraits, The Gambia ©Jason Florio
‘Makasutu’ Blackout Portraits, The Gambia ©Jason Florio
'Silafando' The Gambia - Blackout Portraits © Jason Florio
‘Silafando’ – Blackout Portraits, The Gambia © Jason Florio

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