“I want my images to be seen not as records of things but as traces of processes.” —Paul Caponigro

Paul Caponigro
Dried Sunflower #19, Connecticut 1970, 1970
Vision Neil Folberg Gallery
Ansel Adams
Leaf, Glacier Bay National Monument, 1948
Vision Neil Folberg Gallery
Edward Weston
Two Shells, 1927
Timeless Gallery

Paul Caponigro is meticulous about process. 

It’s obvious in his work—the precision of focus, the variances of light. Clearly influenced by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, he is widely regarded as one of America’s great landscape photographers.

Formerly trained as a pianist, Caponigro first studied photography with Benjamin Chinn (1921­–2009) and then Minor White (1908–1976). His subjects range from traditional landscapes such as Reflecting Stream, Redding, CT (1968) to details that recall still lifes like Cornucopia Cushing, Maine (1999) to seeming abstractions of nature such as Two Pine Cones (1963). His photographs are as much about nature as they are about light and form. 

Paul Caponigro
Cornucopia Cushing, Maine, 1999
Vision Neil Folberg Gallery

Paul Caponigro
Two Pinecones, 1963
Vision Neil Folberg Gallery
Paul Caponigro
Reflecting Stream, Redding, CT, 1968
Vision Neil Folberg Gallery

—Stefanie Ball