Ray Carofano’s images are immediately seductive; lush darks, both hard and soft, luminous mid-tones, and often searing highlights give his work its unique legibility. Produced with a formal intelligence that indexes the technical and conceptual aspects of the medium, and infused with an emotional subtext.

As an acknowledged master of darkroom technique, it is not hard to imagine his labors paralleling those of a master painter.


Ron Linden

Painter, Curator & Professor of Art