Matt Payne Photography Blog: Finding Our Voice & Differentiating Ourselves As Artists - A Conversation With John Paul Caponigro

January 10, 2022  |  Cushing, Maine

Welcome to episode 247 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by John Paul Caponigro - a full-time photographer living in the small town of Cushing Maine and the son of legendary photographer Paul Caponigro.

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John Paul was steeped in the classical American tradition of Landscape Photography at an early age, and he has since made a name for himself by blending his photography with a variety of other artforms, both digital and analog. On this week's episode we discuss:

  • John Paul's journey into photography and how he has strived to differentiate himself as an artist,
  • The difference between what art "is" and what it "is about,"
  • Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary through photography,
  • Finding our voice as artists (and is that even a thing?),
  • And a lot more!
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Over on Patreon this week, join John Paul and I as we discuss his pursuit of studying creativity, how he has gone about doing it, and how it has helped him as an artist.

Here's who John Paul recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below: