kevin corrado

For Corrado, art has been a defining element of his young life.  As he puts it, “it’s how I think and how I see.”  Like most young kids, he loved art class.  But, as he grew older and as art was fading away for most of his peers, the opposite was happening for him.  He found himself spending all of his spare time drawing and hanging out in the art room.  Amazingly though, it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he first picked up a camera. Upon graduation, he went to college for graphic design, but soon realized this was not the best fit for his sensibilities.  He went back to the camera as a form of meditation and quickly learned that this was a medium worth his devotion.  As he explored and experimented, he came to discover the vast technical aspects of the medium, but rather than becoming overwhelmed, he patiently folded their benefits into his searching approach.

Corrado shoots several hundred shots a day deleting the vast majority.  It is through this dedicated, perpetual trial and error process that he is learning his craft.  He researches other photographers incessantly looking at their photographs and analyzing every aspect of their work.  For now, he is keeping his equipment relatively simple using a Canon Rebel TIi most often with a 18mm lens, but also with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens.  He also uses two filters, a Hitech 3.0 (tenstop) solid nd and Hitech 0.9 hard gradient nd.

Corrado’s ever-expanding technical skill, coupled with his raw talent and experimental attitude is resulting in phenomenal work at a very young age.  His work is haunting, spiritual, and profound.  He is already receiving significant recognition perhaps most notably his inclusion in a Time Square show with his photograph ‘up in lights.’  He is a young artist with a very promising future.  Stay Tuned!

commissioned & site specific works are available from each artist; please call the gallery for details.

education

Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, University of Bridgeport, BFA (ongoing), Graphic Design, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Fine Art Photography Workshop (ongoing) Instructor: Jerry Reed, Essex, Connecticut

exhibitions

2013     Connecticut Academy of Fine Art’s 102nd Annual Juried Show
2013     Shoreline Art Alliance, Images
2012     4ART, Essex Art Association, Essex, Connecticut
2012     billboard premier, Art Takes Times Square
2012     Connecticut Academy of Fine Art’s 101st Annual Juried Show

awards

2012      Excellence Award, Photography, Forest of Wisdom, Connecticut Art Directors Club, 2012 Student Conference & Scholarship Competition
2012      Silver Award, Photography, Into the Clouds, Connecticut Art Directors Club
2012     The Monica Wolff & Randall Smith Scholarship, Connecticut Art Directors Club

bibliography, media coverage

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Kevin Corrado, demilked, http://www.demilked.com/surreal-photo-manipulations-kevin-corrado/

Get Inspired Magazine, Kevin Corrado, April 20, 2012,
http://getinspiredmagazine.com/photography/kevin-corrdado/Young Worlds Photography, by invitation

http://www.youngworldsphotography.com/kevin-corrado/

The DPhoto, http://www.thedphoto.com/inspiration-fix/creative-photography-inspiration-from-kevin-orrado/2012

TeenagePhotographer, http://teenagephotographer.com/teenphotographers/teenphotographer-kevin-corrado/2011

Anticipating the Storm, self-portrait, licensed to digital book on creative self-portraits. Release imminent.