Images by Widely Respected Maryland Photographer Vince LupoShare Unexpected Encounters and Concomitant Revelations
A newly curated assemblage of sublime black and white photographs by longtime eastern Maryland commercial photographer Vince Lupo is on show at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis through February 21st. Entitled “Curriculum Vitae”, the images depict an eclectic variety of essentially unplanned encounters over several years with everyday people in intriguing settings and with venues heretofore unfamiliar to the artist.
In addition, Lupo will be giving a talk on his works at Maryland Hall (3rd floor) on Monday, 26 January, at 6:30 p.m.
“None of these images are planned, staged or sought out”, says Lupo. “These are simply the record of scenes and activities that have presented themselves to me when I was ready for the unexpected. [They] are impressions of where I’ve been, what I’ve seen and the feelings these encounters have evoked. Call them my visual ‘curriculum vitae’.”
Lupo draws much of his inspiration from simply getting out of his familiar surroundings.
“I think there is a tendency to fall into a state of ‘sleep’ when we’re in our familiar surroundings too much. We stop ‘seeing’ things. I’m sure if I lived in Paris, I’d eventually stop ‘seeing’ the Eiffel Tower!
“In order for me to ‘awaken’ my senses and my eyes,” he continues, “I usually have to go somewhere. It could be as close as a thirty-minute drive from home or as far as a five-hour plane ride. [Otherwise] I feel like my creativity withers.”
As in all fine works of art, these photos should be studied for subtle detail or hidden metaphor. A few quiet moments with each can be truly revelatory, inspirational or simply calming.
Vince Lupo, originally from Toronto, Canada, has been closely involved with photography since 1978. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah [Georgia] College of Art and Design. He has been operating his commercial photography concern, Direction One, Inc., out of his home in Linthicum, Maryland, since 1997.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (3rd Floor)
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Md.
Through Saturday, 21 February 2015