What was the most significant visual moment in your life?
One that I wasn't even aware of. I photographed an apple in a bowl of fruit. I proofed it. The darker proof caused the surface of the apple to become like a night sky. That gave me impetus to realize there were things in the process of photography that I could learn from by not staying bound to the rules and to play and discover.

The quote above came from a Q&A interview with Paul Caponigro, a photographer who is the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants. I like the way he described the unexpected-ness of photography. I get the feeling he discovered a whole new world just by looking at the photograph with a darker exposure.

Could the things you create be enhanced by looking at them with a different perspective? What if you composed in a new key signature? Or restricted your painting to shades of red? Or wrote a novel with a 300 word limit? Or choreographed a dance in 5/4 time?


Another covert photo as I was sitting in an airport.