Craig Scoffone

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I've found the female nude to be an outstanding photographic theme to create with, since I first started creating photographic art many years ago.  My compositional style, I would have to say, is more sculptural and design oriented, than, say, portraiture.  I like to work with the simple shapes of the human form, and as a common denominator, go off and use different techniques, both in camera, and in post production.  The variation, of pose, of body type, of camera perspective, lighting, composition, and setting, creates so many fantastic variations, that the creative challenge is always there.  Sometimes, I think of myself as a landscape photographer, interpreting the female form, because I often create compositions and perspectives just like when I shoot horizons or trees - it works for both themes.  But then other times, my work ends up looking more like ' pop art ', using stark contrasts and bright colors.  And sometimes, soft, painterly, and dreamlike, are also favorite techniques I like to employ.  It creates a very versatile and diverse body of work.

MY2 #10
A figurative abstraction from my ' Liquid Abstract ' Series of nudes.
SN #99
Another abstract figurative from my ' Liquid Abstract ' Series of figurative studies.

Craig Scoffone is a fine art photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He has been shooting for 30 years, and has had his works published and exhibited both domestically and internationally.  In addition to his artistic pursuits of both the local and regional landscape, Craig has also amassed an extensive collection of compelling works of the figure.

For the duration of Craig's career as a photographer, he has also been an accomplished portrait and commercial photographer, having provided his skills to many ' Silicon Valley ' clients.  But Craig's true and longest lasting interest in photography, has most certainly been his pursuit of fine art compositions.  There is a wide ranging approach, in both technique and style, of the various themes, Craig chooses to photograph.  This has resulted in a body of work, that has profound diversity, not normally associated to the works of a single artist.

' It keeps me interested in creating new works ', Craig says, in referring to the variety of techniques, and the resulting diversity in styles that result, in reviewing various samples of his work.  Craig is not interested in being considered, ' a one trick pony ', in terms of being associated  with just one, single, identifiable ' style '.  Just appreciating not just the variety of styles, but the compelling quality of individual compensations - from soft and painterly, to bold, vivid abstractions, is a valid strategy when taking in the contemporary works of this artist.




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