Angela P. Schapiro
LIFE IS MY FOCUS: MY WAY OF SEEING
We are in an era when anyone with a digital camera or smart phone can take a good photograph, but the true Art of photography is far more complex than that. Much of my artistic work continues beyond the initial image that is captured. This process involves an intense period of revisiting and exploring the initial image. There is immense satisfaction in being able to create work via enhancement and manipulation of imagery until it satisfies my artist’s eye.
Christopher Isherwood wrote: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed". These words resonate
Angela P. Schapiro was born in England, educated in France and is a former film producer and advertising executive who now makes her home in Upstate New York. Her work is widely exhibited and published both here and internationally.
Her ever-evolving website, https://www.angelapschapirophotography.com, contains additional biographical information and a list of exhibitions, publications and awards.
Ms. Schapiro is the official photographer of Maverick Concerts, in Woodstock, NY. Other clients include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Carl Icahn, Conrad Black, The Ulster County (NY) Chamber of Commerce, The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, the Woodstock Land Conservancy, The Byrdcliffe Colony of the Arts, The Woodstock Film Festival, Fleet Bank, The Gibson Group (New Zealand), Pa