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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Caponigro

A place I look to everyday for inspiration is the Lens blog at the NY Times.



Last Friday's offering was an article by Niko Koppel about a handmade book by Lumiere Press, with a gallery of photos by Paul Caponigro from the book. The article is a real education in the art of handmade books and, of course, Caponigro's work is extraordinary. The images have an abstract ambiguity similar to that found in optical illusions, but the mind-flip is not one of simple perspective, but rather a jump from one existential level to another -- from an apple to the cosmos.

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