PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT, LARB AV, ART & ARCHITECTURE

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Photographer Spotlight: John Chiara
BY MICHAEL KURCFELD 

 

"photography is a process and it is a physical piece of art."

Since receiving his first camera at the age of nine, photography has been Chiara’s means of understanding the world, and his unique method uncovers hidden facets of familiar urban spaces by making the ordinary seem extraordinary. Exploiting the chance events of chemistry, using stripped-down components and extended time (as much as 30 minutes per exposure), and manipulating from within to cause scarring and degrading and aberrations of color and temperature, Chiara finds a kind of rapture in the very DNA of the photographic medium.

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