Welcome to The AfterImage!

An afterimage is a visual illusion of an artifact that continues to appear in the mind’s eye after a period of exposure which may ultimately awaken a pandora’s box of deeply visceral responses.

Press here  for some suggested ways in which to awaken your inner child, and enjoy the artistic visions within my website!


Featured Project

Storytelling is an art form that dates back to the beginning of civilization. My allegorical projects attempt to sequentially lead the viewer through a series of images with both a literal and symbolic interpretation.

End Of The Line, 2nd Edition

End Of The Line, 2nd Edition

What is it about forgotten places that some people find irresistible? For me, it is the sense of history one gets while walking through structures shrouded in the mystery and moodiness of how time has reclaimed these abandoned spaces.

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Featured Photography

The Shakers

The Shakers

The name Shaker, as stated on their website , was given to this religious group as a derisive term by people outside the faith who had watched the Shakers whirl and tremble to “shake” off sins and evil during their ecstatic worship. My goal with this mini-series is to present a brief celebration of their earned religious freedom and simple lifestyle that still lives on today in the shadows of their history.

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My Latest Publications

"Simply, Intimately, Italy

Simply, Intimately, Italy

What is not to like about Italy: great food, wine, and historic locations. What a combination! The photos within were taken during three visits made by my wife Jayne and I in 2011, 2016, and 2017.

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The Making Of Made In The USA

The making of this series.

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My Travel Series

Oh, the places I have been!


What People Are Saying About Jerry’s Art…

Brooks Jensen

Brooks Jensen

LensWork Magazine Editor/Photographer / LensWork Magazine

When we review submissions here, we either know we want to publish something, or we know we don’t want to publish something. And every once in a while we look at a body of work and just go “wow!” This is fabulous. That was the case with yours. We instantly knew we wanted to publish it…We are also delighted to include one of your images on the cover.

John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro

Internationally Renowned Visual Artist / Caponigro Arts

I remember the day when Jerry Grasso lit up. He understood that not only could he become more creative but he was already much more creative than he thought he was. Hard work produces grace, not miracles. Since then, Jerry’s followed through on his creative life with passion and commitment. It’s been delightful to see his work grow and be celebrated in exhibitions and publications.

Mallorie Ostrowitz

Mallorie Ostrowitz

Fine Art Photographer / Ostrowitz Photography

Jerry has been one of my most dedicated students; he is open to learning new approaches, accepted criticism and progressed exponentially. Jerry  followed through with exceptional commitment to all projects he was given, and as a result, has fine tuned his talent and now produces such high quality of work that he was accepted by LensWork magazine.

Stan Marchut

Stan Marchut

Fine Art Photographer / Brown Dog Studios

The visual artistry of Jerry Grasso caught my attention ten years ago. I bought an image and then a book. The creative energy that continues to drive his aesthetic development is fascinating. His images have cycled through periods of abstraction and stark realism, but always maintain an optical complexity. They engage the eye with a physical presence as art objects but also trigger moods and emotions in the mirror of imagination.

Troy Almeida

Troy Almeida

Photography Enthusiast

I appreciate what you [say] about finding your inner child, being imaginative, and not seeing everything in black & white.  You talk about people seeing your work in galleries but then not being able to describe what they saw, and I realized I'm guilty of those things, too.  I don't always know how to view art, and I don't look at [your art] deeply enough to really "see" it, if that makes any sense. Once I really looked at it deeply, it definitely helped me to appreciate the extreme detail of the architecture. It really did force me to slow down and LOOK at them. I enjoyed that very much.