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Frank VillafaƱe
New Brunswick, NJ

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Under The Victory Bridge
Art Print

Frank Villafañe is a New Jersey imaging professional, specializing in Urban Architectural & Industrial Photography. As one of New Brunswick’s signature photographers, he has works commissioned by the New Brunswick Cultural Center (NBCC), City Market, New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT), Rutgers University and the City of New Brunwick. To that end, his work is featured on a number of websites, forums, corporate boardrooms and publications in New Brunswick, New Jersey and throughout the United States.

While Frank has no formal photographic education, he currently studies with the renowned New Jersey Photographer and Artist, Nancy Ori. He also reads and studies via courseware material from the likes of David Nightingale, Scott Kelby, Charlie Borland and a number of other well-known contemporary photographers.

“My introduction to photography included a chance encounter with Photoshop on a weekend shoot with a Nikon D5100 and a lot of encouragement from my fiance - and I have been captivated ever since. As a child, I was always fascinated by large structures and machinery; one of my earliest memories is of living in Bayonne, NJ when at four years old I first crossed the Bayonne Bridge into New York and saw my first was an epiphany. So when communicating my vision, I strive to photograph the subject from the perspective of a child - that is, from beneath, thusemphasizing the structure's immensity and grandeur.”

Frank captures scenes from the urban landscape: images depicting Man’s struggle against the environment as expressed in modern, industrialized society (i.e. the built environment). These illustrations range from vibra nt, pleasant cityscapes to bleak, gritty, often surreal portraits of urban decay. His ultimate goal is to accurately reflect and forever preserve the frantic, mechanize d pace of city life at a moment in time - sweeping twilight urban vistas, large brooding structures, huge powerful intricate machinery or abandoned warehouses.

His website,, features all of the above and more of what he likes to call “urban industrial images”.

Frank's work is currently showing at:

"New Brunswick Through Photographer's Eyes"
George Street Playhouse
New Brunswick, NJ