"I use the same techniques on these buildings and structures that we use in fashion, such as making women's bodies more elongated or their waistlines seem smaller or highlight features such as cheekbones," she says. "It's that part of our culture that makes everyone want to appear to be perfect."

Those tactile details in her architectural photos drew Ascanio into the work.

Hester's I-75
Hester's I-75

Location Info


Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

2239 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District

O. Ascanio Gallery

2600 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District


"Clandestine Culture": Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, 2239 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-205-9089; gsfineart.com. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Concrete Perspective": O. Ascanio Gallery, 2600 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-571-9036; oascaniogallery.com. Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6 p.m.

"Construction materials such as concrete, tubes, screws, and cables are transformed into sensible and visually delightful surfaces," he says. "There is undeniable beauty in these inanimate landscapes that lie dormant around us and enrich our surroundings many times without us noticing."

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