I’m excited to continue my Artist Feature series with Christopher Pecoraro this month! Chris is a photographer. He happens to be from Charlotte but I actually found his work online, not knowing that fun fact! I like the contemporary, almost abstract quality to his work, and love the way he uses color with darkness and light to capture a scene.
Below I’ll include my Q&A with Chris as well as some of my favorites from his portfolio.
5 Questions for Christopher Pecoraro
1) What is your favorite kind of work to do at the moment?
That’s kind of a hard question for me. My work involves me taking a photograph every day, so it’s difficult to have a favorite work or “style”. But I enjoy when I’m able to use sunlight and color.
2) What kinds of things inspire you?
Symmetry, order, and color inspire me. When I see it, I need to capture it.
3) Who else do you admire in the art space?
Traditionally, I’m a fan of Edward Hopper and Cezanne. Not photographers I know, but these people inspire me the most. Also, current photographers I admire are Lucas Zimmerman, J. F. Pritchard, David Carter Lee, and Gulce Kilkis — just to name a few.
4) Coolest possession?
My coolest possession for my work would have to be the app, Snapseed. I’ve been using it for years, since it first came out in 2011. For me, its the best iPhone photo app out there, and the even better part is, its free! I’ve tried all the photos apps and I dislike almost, if not all, of them. Snapseed gets it and it gets me and my work. My work is rule-based, (everything contained to the phone’s camera) so It doesn’t allow for that many cool add-ons. I’ve tried the add on lenses and such but I like to just see what I can get with the factory lens.
5) Favorite quote or words to live by?
Since I do take photos everyday, its hard to be inspired every…day. It’s just hard. Some days I can see a lot and take several photos and its hard to choose just one. But other days, it’s hard to see anything worthwhile. But you have to push though because it won’t always be like that. And to remember that, I’m reminded of a song by Fugazi:
“The farther I go the less I know
One foot goes in front of the other
It all boils down
To not hanging around
To keep moving
In front of the gravity
The answer is there, the answer is there
But there is not a fixed position
It keeps moving along so I keep coming along
That’s why I’m a long distance runner”
If you are interested in Chris’s work, feel free to reach out with print inquiries or any other questions. You can get in touch with him through his web site, here.
I also have enjoyed following him on Instagram, where he posts a daily shot that he has taken and processed on the iPhone.
Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!
xx — BB