September 17, 2015

Dream Clouds over Zion

Dream Clouds over Zion

For awhile now, I've been exploring photographing scenes of water, stone, and sky in subtle barely discernible moments, usually in very low light. Once the moment is captured, I attempt to give voice to the beauty in the subtlety, using both traditional and digital means. Often the result is a failure but, with each failure, I learn more about the possibility of achieving success.

This image of clouds, in the very last light of dusk, held lovely texture and subtle turquoise hues, invoking a peaceful dream-like equanimity. Printed as an inkjet pigment print, the image has a hybrid photographic/painterly feel, something I enjoy in contrast to my darkroom work. As I'm about to head back to Zion National Park for an extended visit, I look forward to continuing this direction of my work.


It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.

Paul Caponigro