SMFA Medici Presents a Brian Burkhardt

Naranja Nuevo Negro Photo Shoot

 We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, October 2 to celebrate SMFA Alumnus Brian Burkhardt and support his new project NARANJA NUEVO NEGRO during an exclusive SMFA Medici Photo Shoot! You are invited to participate by signing up for a time slot to be photographed by Burkhardt (information below) or if you prefer to not be photographed please come celebrate and cheer on his subjects alongside SMFA Medici members and special guests.

 NARANJA NUEVO NEGRO (Orange Is the New Black)

Naranja Nuevo Negro is an ongoing project based on the show Orange is the New Black. Although originally intended as one part of a multi-component project, Naranja Nuevo Negro has rapidly grown into something much larger than Brian Burkhardt, Miami-based contemporary artist, could have ever imagined. Burkhardt has been traveling throughout the US documenting different chapters of this “club” and is traveling to Boston for an exclusive SMFA Medici photo shoot on October 2, 2015. To date, Burkhardt has shot over 225 subjects for Naranja Nuevo Negro – check out his website for the most up to date progress.

To reserve a photo shoot time slot please contact Emily Everding at or 617-369-3591.



Some friendly notes from Brian Burkhardt!


Women of all ages, background, shapes and sizes welcomed and wanted!  The more diverse the participants are the better.

Please do not worry about how you will perform in front of the camera; no prior experience is necessary!  I will provide you with direction and encouragement; helping you to connect with your Orange Is the New Black alter-ego and to celebrate your love for Crazy Eyes.


You are going to be photographed in one of my hand-tooled leather Naranja Nuevo Negro motor club jackets. Channel your inner biker chick – a tough girl look, with a hint of sexy – please bring any or all of the following items with you for the shoot.

*There will be a changing room available if you prefer to change into your OITNB alter-ego!

 You must bring/wear denim jeans, shorts or mini skirt. You will only be shot from waist up so any shoes you want to wear are fine. Tank tops (black/white/grey), halter/crop tops or t-shirts.  The more shredded and distressed the better – dark colors shoot better than bright whites, but feel free to bring options. Other options: A black or white bra/leather top/lace top, whatever you would be comfortable being shot in and any accessories (rings, cuffs, necklaces, bandanas, leather belts, etc.)


This is really up too you!  Whatever it is that assists you in channeling that bad girl side is perfect! This is not a glamour shot, the photos will be very raw and high contrast.


Each shoot will take approximately 10 minutes and appointments are currently available between the times of 7-9 PM on October 2, 2015. To reserve a time slot please contact Emily Everding at or 617-369-3591.

 Reserving a time slot to shoot is highly recommended but if you are on the fence about participating, bring your stuff with you. You’ll soon realize that you always realized you wanted to be a super model… and we will do our best to fit you in.

Please feel free to bring a friend and hang out (psst… bring an extra change of clothes for them in the bottom of your purse) and beware I may try to convince them to get involved.


Other than being able to say this is the most fun you’ve had since your Aunt Margarette's retirement party, you will be receiving an edited high res file of the chosen image (only one image is selected to use of each person) and sent to you via email. The editing process can take up to a month but once you get your image it is yours to use, as you like (non-commercial use only).


Other than being online (of course), my intention is to eventually create a book of this project documenting all of the different chapters of the Naranja Nuevo Negro motor-club and all the amazing women involved (psst… that’s you!) I also have plans to create a traveling gallery show with all the images and the jackets.

If you have any specific questions that I have not answered please let me know. Also pass this info onto any other vivacious women you may know that would be interested in being involved in the Naranja Nuevo Negro project and attending SMFA Medici’s night to celebrate it!


Friday, October 2nd from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

535 Albany Street, Boston, MA


See you there and cant wait!

xo Brian



Images of other chapters of the Naranja Nuevo Negro MC: