Paul Caponigro truly appreciates the world he lives in. He doesn’t take his everyday surroundings or ordinary objects for granted. This is reflected in his photography, particularly by the apple depicted in this still life. “Galaxy Apple, New York” is a prime example of Caponigro’s ability to recognize the beauty in the little things while simultaneously making deeper connections. Here Caponigro creates a stronger meaning for this apple. His close up image makes the apple appear larger and reveals the detailed texture. Highlighting the small lighter spots on the surface surrounded by a dark background makes it look like the apple has an inner glow. Whether you relate this apple to the stars of our galaxy our an illuminated New York City you are seeing a deeper connection between something that is seemingly insignificant and something that is considered widely powerful.
December 10, 2014 Photo of the Week