“Most people would walk right on by many of these scenes seeing nothing, but Craig sees something in the nothing. That’s what makes his work compelling.” –Dion DiMucci, Singer, Musician, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
My friend Adam says I shoot things inside things. I suppose that’s true.
I was bit by the photography bug early. In the mid-sixties, as a young boy, I carried a Brownie camera, fitted with 120 roll film.
At summer camp, while other boys were enjoying competitive games, I found my way to the camp’s darkroom. The alchemy of film processing and printing opened my mind to mysteries and magic that would only expand in the darkroom in the basement of my parents’ house.
My interest and experience in street photography began in the 70s in New York City, where as a teen, I would walk various city blocks developing an eye for the obscure. Soon I was shooting streetscapes, multiple 35mm SLRs around my neck, finding the muse around every corner. Such is the visual fantasy of New York.
My eye soon evolved to see the curious in mundane scenes of life; looking to transform the ordinary into extraordinary imagery. Creative employment of reflection became a useful tool in my vision chest, which is a common theme in my recent works and collections.
After high school I attended a commercial photography vocational program, certain of my desired career path. But while I learned useful tools and techniques, commercial photography was not my path, as I embarked into other creative work and persuits. Still, my passion for photography continued to progress and evolve.
Now, In midlife, my muse is looking to emerge from behind the curtain. I hope you like what you see. And please subscribe to The Flashing Muse blog for my running conversation about art and inspiration.