#DisappearingNewYork – doors, and storefronts

#DisappearingNewYork ‘When it reigns, I’m poor’, Mario… 7th Ave, Manhattan, NYC ©Helen Jones-Florio/ Instagram

‘Helen Jones-Florio, always ‘unhiding’ doors that would remain for most unseen , thank you for guiding the eyes and mind’- NYC-based photographer, Michel Delsol


Door-hunting in and around our old neighbourhood, in New York City. Plus a smattering from a road-trip between Dallas and Austin, Texas – Helen Jones-Florio / Instagram

Disappearing New York - Doors and storefronts ©Helen Jones-Florio
#DisappearingNewYork – Doors, and storefronts ©Helen Jones-Florio

Press: ‘How I’m seeing Malta disappear through its doors’ – Times of Malta #DisappearingMalta

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Fine Photographic Prints – new gallery, incoming…

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‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio B&W Gallery

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‘Painted Face’ The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio – B&W Gallery

I’ve been the Director of Print Sales, for Florio Photo for a number of years now; a project which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. So, when I was approached by another photographer (whose work I admire very much indeed), a few weeks ago, to see if I would be interested in selling his work too, thus, the seedling of an idea was planted… .

‘Sky over Texas’ © Jason Florio – Color Gallery

Suffice to say, the last few weeks have found me working on the idea (with thanks for some much-appreciated advice – and support – from a couple of dear girlfriends, who also just happen to be well-respected New York-based curators/photo editors), checking out various photographers, and building a new stand-alone fine art photography prints gallery site. A boutique gallery, where we will be featuring a select number of very fine photographers.

If you would like to follow our progress, feel free to click  ‘follow‘ (see button at the bottom of the page).

More updates coming soon.


Helen Jones-Florio

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Florio & Helen: Sale from the Flat File – Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints – New York, Aug 2015, Image courtesy of Stefan Falke

Relics of the past: New York Central Railroad, 69th St Transfer Bridge, Hudson River Parkway, NYC

Image © Helen Jones-Florio



Next week, Florio and I travel back to our home of New York City – albeit a fleeting sojourn. I’m still fascinated by the city of childhood movies… and, I ALWAYS look up.

Helen Jones-Florio


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Photos Tell Stories – an anthology, Part 1 – photographs by Jason Florio

In November, 2013,  before we headed down to The Gambia, West Africa, to present our first ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ photography workshops, Jason was invited to exhibit his award winning portraits of village chiefs, ‘Silafando‘ – taken whilst on our ‘Short Walk in the Gambian Bush 930km African odyssey‘ – at the Athens Photo Festival (APhf:15), Greece, along with presenting a slideshow of his work –  which spans over fifteen years.

As a photographer, his work has taken him around the world – covering a wealth of subject matter.  Therefore,  it was a tough edit for him. However, his time on the stage at APhf was limited – which helped somewhat, in narrowing down what he had time to show.

All of the following photographs tell a story… many of which are just as relevant in today’s world, as they were when originally shot.

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All images © Jason Florio

Image# 1-5 – ‘Two Short Walks‘  Afghanistan, 2000 & 2001

Image# 6-9 – ‘New York City – 09.11.2009

Image# 10-14 – ‘Human Terrain‘ Afghanistan, 2009

Image# 15-17 – ‘Ghosts of the Civil Dead‘ Ethiopia, 2006

Image# 18-21 – ‘This is Libya‘, 2004

An anthology, Part 2, coming soon.

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Helen & Jason Florio

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L-R: Janneh, Jason Florio, Alkalo (village chief), Dadi Bah, Helen Jones-Florio – taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’  expedition, 2009


P.S. More news too on the new projects we’ll be carrying in with when we head back down to West Africa on a few weeks… soon.