When Jaime Ferreyros attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1981, he found himself fascinated by the infinite possibilities of what he could capture with his camera.
“Shooting in black-and-white film was what I loved the most. But in 2009, my world was redefined when my wife gave me an iPhone on Father’s Day,” he says. “I now see through the lens of a camera whose limitations push my creativity to unknown shades of color, texture, blur, and noise. You’re basically carrying a camera and a darkroom in your hand.”
This Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. during the Second Saturday Art Walk, you can discover our city as captured by the experimental roving shutterbug. A new exhibit documents his jaunts across Miami while armed with what has become his favorite form of expression, rather than the bulky camera equipment and large lenses he once lugged around.
At the Lunch Box Gallery (310 NW 24th St., Miami), “A Visual Diary of Jaime Ferreyros” collects his color-saturated images of a red-shoed lady sitting on an urban bench, South Florida’s bright neon lights, and a watermelon-patterned umbrella shimmering in a rainstorm.
“I believe iPhoneography is photography, but with a twist,” he says.
Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., 2012