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J.T. Liss and photographer Richard Alicea bring you the “Smile Train Series” an artistic collaboration of early 20th century photos of trains. Both pieces are created using photos of Richard’s extensive collection of train images from the late 1800’s & early to mid 1900’s along with J.T.’s signature style of layering images to create photographic art. 50% percent of sales from each piece will go to Smile Train, a 501(c)(3) providing free corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates.


“Pacific” (Chicago & Northwestern)

Chicago Train Final II

The Chicago & Northwestern (CNW) Alco (4-6-2) Class ES “Pacific” #617 was originally built as a Class E Locomotive in 1917. It was converted to a Class ES in 1941. They were used for fast passenger service on the Chicago – Minneapolis run as the ” Dakota 400.”

The artwork contains an upside-down layered image of a Brooklyn/Manhattan cityscape combined with the Pacific Train.






“Mohawk” (New York Central System)

NYC #2998 Final Web Image

The New York Central System “Mohawk” Pacific (4-8-2) L-2d was built by the Alco Company between 1925-1930. The Mountain Type “Mohawk ” was primarily used on New York Central’s famous “Water Level Route.”

The artwork contains a Midtown Manhattan cityscape layered in the image of the Mohawk train.






For more information on Smile Train see below and visit

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities.

We use the “teach a man to fish” model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repairs in their communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.

Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, lives and communities are changed forever.

As a result of our efficiency and with the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.

Join us and change the world one smile at a time.

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J.T. Liss & Angie LM Vasquez Collaborate For Good

J.T. Liss & Farouk A. Bseiso Memorial Fund Raise Awareness and Pay Tribute to a Legend




Angie Collage


Angie LM Vasquez is a talented photographer and selfless human being. Many of us in the art community see her every night at gallery openings and artist events all across the city. She never asks for money for taking photos of us because she just loves to document. And let’s be honest, some of us as artists, would not have any proper photographs from our events if it wasn’t for her.

Angie and I developed a strong friendship over the past couple of years from meeting at these events and from her attending my openings, again shooting for free and refusing money when I offered to pay her. As a fellow photographic artist I understand how sometimes we are expected to bring our camera everywhere and take photos because “That’s what we do right?” With Angie it’s different. She enjoys the process, learns from the process and has taken these opportunities to develop her craft.

I know most of us in the art community respect and truly appreciate her and what she does. Many of us have become friends with her because of the kind person that she is. Angie is having a difficult time right now. She has always given to us, so now is the time to give back to her.

The 4 images above are a collaboration between Angie’s photos of the Afropunk Fest and my post editing process. Each piece is available for sale with multiple size options. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Angie’s hospital bills.

If you do not want artwork you can donate directly to Angie here

* An issue with coding occurred and anytime you check out it will say you are purchasing “Lenny Kravitz #1” (even if you chose a different image). Please put the title of the piece you are purchasing in your description at check out so I know or email me at with any questions. I will follow up with an email of my own to confirm everything. Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Lenny Kravitz Web Image II


Lenny Kravitz #1 Sizes


Lenny Kravitz Web Image

Lenny Kravitz #2 Sizes


Kimberly Nichole Web Image


Kimberly Nichole Sizes



Singer Vintage Trouble Web Image




Vintage Trouble Sizes



Previous Posts

J.T. Liss Solo Exhibit In Barcelona

J.T. Liss & Farouk A. Bseiso Memorial Fund Collaborate to Raise Awareness And Help Others


Digging Through The Crates Sale (Chance To Win A Free Canvas Piece)

July 29, 2015

11×14 Framed artwork (Chosen at random) on sale for $20 and 8×10 unframed prints for $10. With every purchase your name will be added for a chance to win a free 24×36 Gallery Canvas Print of “Lost In Generation” (Valued at $500). Prints are limited and once they are gone the sale is over so […]

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J.T. Liss Exhibit in Barcelona, Spain

July 25, 2015

A dream has come true. Solo show coming to Barcelona this summer. Thanks to my manager and friend Raphael Benavides for putting this together and making it happen and owner/curator of Cristolart Gallery Will Yaya for the opportunity. Was working hard on this for months. It paid off. Almost can’t believe it. The opening reception […]

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J.T. Liss Featured in Bleu Magazine

December 2, 2014

    Full Interview Below:   Where did you study photography? I am self taught. I studied basic photographic techniques in the beginning, through books and tutorials, but found that experimenting with unconventional methods, making mistakes, and taking chances worked best for me. How did your passion for art arise? My passion for art came […]

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J.T. Liss & Farouk A. Bseiso Memorial Fund Collaborate to Raise Awareness and Help Others

October 14, 2014

Photo by Jessi Hagood Farouk was one of the great ones, a dreamer who made it. A professional soccer player in Europe, hip hop artist, poet and advocate among many other things. A Renaissance man for our modern day. Sadly we lost him over the summer and everyone who knew him still carries the grief […]

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J.T. Liss Presents “E.merge.nce” @ The Poet’s Den Gallery

September 26, 2014
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Strung Out: A Retrospective 2009 – 2014

August 12, 2014

    J.T. Liss brings the final piece of the Strung Out series to you with a retrospective of works from 2009-2014.  5 years of poetry spanning his time as an artist in NYC.  The book is a collection of old, new and never before seen poems that show a true progression of his experience […]

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“E.merge.nce” – A Solo Exhibit @ TAI in Chelsea

March 24, 2014

“E.merge.nce” is coming to Chelsea!  I am honored to have TAI hosting my next solo show at their space on West 30th Street (between 6th and 7th Ave).  3 separate rooms of artwork with new pieces being on display for the first time ever.  The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 27th from 6-8pm […]

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“e.Merge.nce” – A Solo Exhibit at Le Salon d’Art

February 6, 2014

Round 2 at Le Salon…Hope to see you there.   Write up for the exhibit: J.T. Liss Photography brings you e.Merge.nce, a photographic art exhibit featuring multiple exposure works on canvas. Over the past 4 years J.T. Liss has made photographic artwork to help others in need and support grassroots level organizations that are creating […]

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