FREE Opening Day: Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera


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Enjoy free admission to the MCA and be of the first to see Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera. Have your face made up to look like a piece of Laurie Simmons’s work, then schedule a session with experiential photography studio Aura Aura to capture the day with an unforgettable portrait.


AURA AURA is an experiential portrait practice of Detroit-based creative, Eileen Lee. This project explores the #humanatmosphere by utilizing analog technology and instant film that is no longer being produced. Through a double exposure process of capturing your bio-magnetic, vibrational energy, AURA AURA makes the metaphysical visible, resulting in awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind portraits. Each session is $45.

Session with AURA AURA includes:

  • One instant film portrait of you in your aura
  • An information card for reading your aura
  • A box for safekeeping
  • A brief personalized interpretation of your aura colors

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A dark-skinned person in front of a luminous violet background gazes upward past you, but upon closer inspection it seems their eyes are not real.
  1. Long A dark-skinned person in front of a luminous violet background gazes upward past you. They have short black hair and full, glossy lips and they wear a white sleeveless blouse with decorative stitching. The Their head tilts to their right as light shines from the upper right, illuminating their face and casting shadows. Upon closer inspection, their eyes do not seem real.
Laurie Simmons, How We See/Ajak/Violet, 2014. Pigment print; 70 × 48 in. Lise and Michael Evans
Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, © Laurie Simmons