Uptown Artist – Jay Franco

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

George Washington Bridge - Jay Franco

Q. What are some of the things you love about living Uptown?

A. I Love everything about uptown. How alive it is at all times. The people that live here, how every corner has a grocery store and a barbershop hahaha but just the feeling of knowing that everyone is like family. I grew up here so Washington Heights will always be a part of my life no matter where I go.

Q. What do you like about shooting Uptown?

A. Uptown was where I first started my career as a photographer. The things you see Uptown everyday needs to be documented because anyone that’s not from this part of town will never believe the stories one has to share. I love the subways, the parks, the buildings and anything that reminds me of where I came from. The shape and form of every female is unique and I try to capture everyone’s strengths and beauty in my photography.

Bridge Apartments - Jay Franco

NYC Pigeon - Jay Franco

Q. You like to feature the female form in your work. Why? 

A. I’m big on Black and white. I love Fashion photography and portraits. To me the female form is one of the most interesting and amazing things one can capture with a lens.

Statue of Liberty - Jay Franco

Q. How would you describe yourself as an artist?

A. I’m a very artistic person. I come from a family of artists, painters and photographers. I have an eye for mysterious things, which is why I’ve been labeled a dark photographer. If I had to better describe myself, I would say I’m a black & white visionary.

Q. Is there anything else you would like our audience to know about you or your work?

A. I’m working on a Documentary being shot By Amanda Hiciano about my life and my exhibit opening on August 6th, 2011 titled NYC Over & Under. It’s basically my vision of New York. I want people to see the city as if they were looking through my eyes.

You can find me on twitter: @_JayFranco

My website: www.venti20vision.com

My Fb fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/venti20visioncom/141632815882043

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  • Sovereign Associates
    September 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you for putting us on to Jay Franco. His work certainly is impressive and it’s always nice to see and Uptown local making their way in the art industry. Great profile of Jay, Led!

    • admin
      September 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      You’re welcome and thank you for the comments and the love.