New England's season of light explodes with color.
Art is our way of responding to the world; artists create to comment, explore, love, hate, and represent what is around us. Maine photographer Ben Capano is no exception. “I view the camera as a tool,” he says. “With it, I am capable of manipulating time and creating images of the world that is unseen or overlooked by our own natural senses.” What has enraptured Capano of late: New England’s warm summer evenings— energetic waves, textured clouds, a simple sunrise, a full moon, a family dog named Ava. Every summer evening, he packs up his camera (he almost always shoots at night), and heads out to be surprised. “Each image is spontaneous and largely unplanned,” he says of the method that feeds his sense of discovery. Tonight it could be a rocky, moonlit coastline in Maine; tomorrow, a trail of stars dancing above a craggy tree. “It is hard to beat the feeling of pointing a lens up into the night sky and viewing an image that shows countless stars we don’t even realize are right up over our heads,” says Capano. “It’s truly a humbling experience.”