In the Piper Gallery during February . . .
This series of ColorScapes are original photographic compositions that reflect the fluid nature of light, color, shape and line when stripped of their original form. These ColorScapes invite the viewer to consider other possibilities of the visual structure of our world and to inspire a more expansive way of perceiving reality, form and color by highlighting what we see with what can be imagined. The process employed is an in-camera technique using a hand held camera, a single exposure and natural directional light. Photoshop has not been used, no effects have been added and minimal editing of color saturation and balance has been done post-production. While keeping the shutter open, the camera deconstructs a subjectís visual elements and reassembles them into alternate worlds of mutated structures and laws. The captured moment reveals a parallel universe in which reality and possibility commingle playfully until the shutter is closed. The merging and clashing of color and tone, line and shape, light and dark, push and pull to create a dynamic tension and harmony. It is hoped that these images will give the viewer pause to consider what is possible in the visual structure of the world around us.
Photographer, Lou Pingitore, was born in Paris, France in 1963. His childhood was spent travelling with his family around the world. He lived in far flung posts such as Mogadishu, Somalia; Oran Algeria; Peshawar, Pakistan; and, Port-au-Prince, Haiti while his father was a US diplomat. He made Cambridge MA his home in 1989, where he now lives with his wife and son and daughter and their two cats. An avid photographer since his childhood, he had a breakthrough in developing a new form of photography in 2009. Since then he has devoted his time to developing and refining his techniques where are now known as ColorScape Photos. An emerging artist, he previously exhibited at the Arlington Jazz/Art Fest in 2012 and will be exhibiting at the Watertown Free Library, the Rockland Free Library and the Pembroke Public Library in 2013. He will be opening a studio/gallery in August, 2012 at 5 Pemberton Street, Cambridge MA where his works can be seen by appointment.
An Artistís Reception will be held on Tuesday, February 26 in the Large Meeting Room, 6:30-8:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.