Close @ Hand


Often artists need not stray far from home, physically or metaphorically, to find inspiration. This suite of photographs documents Carofano’s own back yard, so to speak – sights and scenes close at hand. In the artist’s words, “I am a hunter, not a farmer. I do not cultivate images, I find them. The camera is a tool that educates me on what going on around me. I reside in the Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, 5 blocks from the main channel where container ships, cruise ships, and tugboats come and go, day & night, among the hammerhead cranes. The commercial/industrial environment of San Pedro, Wilmington & Long Beach offers a wealth of visual material. It may be gritty but if you look hard enough you discover geometric beauty in the concrete and steel while surrounding parks and beaches offer a tranquil contrast.”