Aug 3, 2006


John Paul Caponigro presents a stunning collection of new images in his annual studio exhibit. The studio is at 73 Cross Road, Cushing, Maine.

This extremely popular event is open for one weekend only: August 5-6 from 10A.M. to 5P.M. The artist will discuss his work daily at 2P.M.


You are invited to tour John Paul’s state-of-the-art studio, participate in the animated conversations, view artist’s books, posters, prints, and portfolios, and experience this spectacular new work. Special preview discounts are available for a limited time only. Private viewings may be scheduled by appointment only.

This summer’s event presents two concurrent exhibitions: Antarctica and Exhalation.


This work represents the fulfillment of the artist’s childhood dream to visit Antarctica. In 2006 he explored the Antarctic peninsula for ten days on a retro-fitted Russian research vessel with 4 colleagues while conducting a workshop for 50 photographers. The harsh yet stunningly beautiful environment contains many of the themes that naturally occur in Caponigro’s work – water resources, wastelands, global warming, land use, and our interconnectedness to remote ecosystems . John Paul processed this body of work on location. It marks a pivotal moment in his career. He will return to Antarctica in 2007. Read JP’s statement on his visit to Antarctica.

Select works from ANTARCTICA

Antarctica III

Antarctica VI

Antarctica XI

Antartica XIII

Antarctica XVII

Antartica XXI

Portraying nature as a living temple, Exhalation contains some of Caponigro’s most transcendental work. Caponigro echoes Thoreau, “If ‘In Wildness is the preservation of the World’, then it is our preservation, for we are the world.” Contemporary dialog on conservation needs to move beyond saving it (Nature) to include saving us. It is us. We are it. We are inseparable.” Symmetry in Caponigro’s work has a trifold function; Rorschachs offer mirrors for self-reflection; mandalas become tools for focussed contemplation; geometries suggest a sacred living spirit courses through all of creation.

Select works from EXHALATION

Exhalation I

Exhalation III

Exhalation IV

Exhalation IV

Exhalation XIII

Exhalation XVI

Visit and download one of four portable digital galleries in PDF form: Classics and New Work 2005, Exhalation and Antarctica. Subscribe to his free enews Insights to receive alerts when new content becomes available. John Paul also has a collection of PDF tutorials available for download, see the Library section of the web site.

He has Workshops at his studio this fall including Black & White Mastery, October 9-13, 2006; Fall Foliage, October 20-23, 2006 and Fine Digital Print, December 4-8, 2006. JP will also be speaking at the upcoming Photoshop World as well as teaching at the Santa Fe Workshops.

About John Paul Caponigro
John Paul Caponigro, author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class, is an internationally renowned fine artist. He is a contributing editor for Camera Arts and View Camera, and a columnist for PHOTO Techniques. A Canon Explorer of Light and an Epson Stylus Pro, his clients include Adobe, Apple, and Kodak.

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