About


{Image Untitled from the 'Old Orchard' series, Alphonse Lewellyn 2016}

Aspect Initiative is dedicated to seeking out the finest of Fine Art Photographers in New England.  We are inviting artists living and working in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont to participate in and be featured in the collective gallery we are developing.  Artist focus features will run for 4 to 6 weeks then will be archived in the online gallery collective. All works featured on this site are under strict copyright of the artists.

The Aspect Initiative team so far includes:

Steven J. Duede

Fine Art Photographer/Founder of the Initiative. Visit: StevenDuede.com

An artist, transitioning from painting and mixed media in the late 2000's to working exclusively in photography, Steven Duede brings a sense of painting to his use of the camera. Originally from the midwestern USA Steven has been living and working in the Boston Massachusetts area since 2001. With a work history in museum operations, academic office administration as well as consulting and design for museums, galleries and arts non profits he carries his attachment to the creative process to all work. Currently, Steven serves as a corporator to the board of directors with the Griffin Museum of Photography.  His work has been recognized and supported as a fellowship finalist for "artistic excellence" by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for 2017 and In February 2016 he founded and works as principal of Aspect Initiative. Additionally, Steven serves as a reviewer in the New England and Flash Point Festival Portfolio reviews sponsored by the Griffin Museum of Photography.  Work has been exhibited regularly in the Boston area, New England, and around the nation. Selected Museums/Galleries include the 555 Gallery/Boston, Danforth Museum of Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, DeCordova Museum, Colorado Photographic Arts Center/Denver, Sohn Fine Art, Site:Brooklyn NY, The Vermont Center for Photography, Photo Center North West in Seattle WA. Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Public Art Projects with United Photo Industries "The Fence" as well as "City Panorama" PCNW in Seattle. Steven is represented in Boston by 555 Gallery. Visit: 555 Gallery

Jessica Roscio

Curator, Danforth Art, Contributor to the Initiative. Visit: Danforthart.org

Since joining Danforth Art in 2011, Jessica Roscio has curated multiple exhibitions of contemporary photography, the exhibition Barbara Swan: Reflected Self, and served as co-curator of a multi-part exhibition focusing on Boston Expressionism, The Expressive Voice. Her recent exhibitions include Beautiful Decay, which included two galleries of works from the Museum’s permanent collection, accompanied by installations from three contemporary artists, Sarah Meyers Brent, Steven Duede, and David Weinberg. Additionally Jessica developed the critically acclaimed exhibition, The Memory Palace: Domesticity, Objects, and the Interior featuring works by Molly Lamb, Lindsey Beal, Astrid Reischwitz and Marie Craig. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a PhD in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University

Elin Spring 

Blogger, writer, Contributor to the Initiative. Visit: http://elinspringphotography.com/blog/

Elin Spring is the founder, editor and head writer of the photography blog What Will You Remember?, featuring exhibit reviews and curator and artist interviews. She is a contributing writer to print and online magazines, as well as museum exhibitions and catalogs. Elin serves as a juror at photography competitions and conducts portfolio reviews at photography festivals, highlighting newly discovered work on her blog. In 2014, her photography writing was recognized with the Scribe FOCUS Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. For nearly two decades, Elin Spring Photography has specialized in professional portraiture in and around Boston.