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“Close at Hand” is a body of photographs, which again highlights man’s participation in his environment, depicting how a specific region is observed. As Ray Carofano defines his process to others as, “knowing it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” This time, he examines the port towns in Southern California: San Pedro and Harbor City. People helped transform this area of Los Angeles into a recognizable place, but Carofano emphasizes mundane spots that are often overlooked. His images have a quiet, painterly attention to light and space, which translates beautifully into the tones of the scene. Carofano employs graphic elements, playing with the strange visuals created by the photograph’s geometry, colors, and reflections. Both stunning and historic at the same time, this artist has discovered the brilliant and modern in the empty and everyday.”
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