John Caruso

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I believe the art of photography lies in the ability to isolate a moment, a place, a person, or a thing giving us a chance to contemplate its fundamental nature. We see the subject in and of itself within its own context. Consequently, we perceive--and interpret--it in fresh and sometimes unexpected ways. The elegance of photography lies in the fact that we are able to revisit the quintessence of those moments well after they have come and gone. Photography helps us to change our perspective.

In this spirit, I find I am most excited when I photograph everyday details--some would call them minutia--and give them their own, individual context.

Knowing that The Shot (capital "T," capital "S") can be anywhere at anytime is very appealing. It may come in the form of an out-of-commission train car, a hand-lettered sign on a lonely country road, or the flaking but vivid paint on an alley dumpster. I love to discover the elements of a scene that make me think, hm, I like that. Ideally, others will like it as well.