While he works in many mediums as an artist, Antinoro’s passion for digital photography stems from the way in which the camera becomes an extension of his eye. The camera’s many settings provide the opportunity to capture the moment exactly as he saw it behind the lens or to later transform it to capture what he was feeling at that time.
He notes that this collection of images also explores the experience of solitude. “I’ve been to these places many times by myself and, with each visit, the conditions changed, sometimes slightly and sometimes dramatically. It forced me to see things I thought I knew well in a whole new way,” Antinoro said. “That led me to experiment with the images themselves, transforming them from the expected to the unexpected.”
By printing the images on a different medium of aluminum, he discovered something new – foregrounds that became backgrounds, large objects that became smaller, fixed environments that seemed to melt and flow.
“I like how the images capture something we recognize locally, like the gorgeous sunflower field at Colby Farm, from a totally new point of view.” said Paula Simpson, owner of Carry Out Cafe & Catering. “It’s always good to shake up your way of looking at the world and to find creative interpretations.”
Antinoro has exhibited at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge and at Blue Wave Art Gallery in Amesbury as part of the Chestnut Innovation Center. He credits his father for giving him his first Kodak camera and inspiring his interest in understanding how things work.
A traditionally trained artist and award-winning graphic designer, Mark is a Senior Visual Designer at Northeast Color in Portsmouth, NH. “My professional career in graphic design and my love of digital photography are both about capturing something in a visual way and manipulating the elements of color, shape, line, and texture so that they come together to make an interesting whole.” To view more of his images, visit http://www.markantinoro.com.