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History

 

Biography

 

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John Paul Caponigro is an internationally collected visual artist and published writer who leads unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves.

 

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John Paul Caponigro is an internationally collected visual artist (Smithsonian, Princeton, Estee Lauder) and published writer (Apple, Huffington Post, Camera Arts) who leads unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves. Get a taste of what he does in his Google and TEDx talks.

 

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John Paul Caponigro is an internationally collected visual artist and published writer who leads unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help those who travel with him to mindfully and creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves. Kindling maximum curiosity he inspires people to imagine and dream about what’s wild in them and to make those dreams come true by collaborating with nature, using images, words, objects, and their bodies. The most important realization we can make is that so many things that we thought were only dreams are already realities and all we have to do to find them is to look and listen carefully to the world and ourselves together. As we share our journeys, we grow the love we have for the earth and ourselves and are revitalized. Get a taste of what he does in his Google and TEDx talks.

 

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John Paul Caponigro is a pioneer among photographers working with digital media. His art has been exhibited internationally and purchased by numerous private and public collections including Princeton University, the Estée Lauder collection, and the Smithsonian.

 

John Paul combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes using state-of-the-art digital technology. A form of environmental art in virtual space, his work is about the perception of nature and the nature of perception. His life’s work is both a call to connect with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction with our environment during a time of rapid change.

 

Respected as an authority on creativity, photography, and fine art printing, he is a highly sought-after speaker, lecturing extensively at conferences, universities, and museums, in venues as diverse as Google, MIT, Photoshop World, and TEDx. He leads seminars and workshops around the globe.

 

John Paul’s work has been published widely in numerous periodicals and books including Art News and The Ansel Adams Guide. Author of the video training series R/Evolution and the book Adobe Photoshop Master Class, for over twenty five years he has been a contributing editor to a variety of magazines and websites including Camera ArtsDigital Photo Pro, The Huffington Post, and Apple.

 

John Paul is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, Epson Stylus Pros, and X-Rite Coloratti. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Canon, Epson, Kodak, NEC and Sony.

 

Visit www.johnpaulcaponigro.com and sign up for his newsletter Insights to access his online library.

Visit www.johnpaulcaponigro.art and sign up for his newsletter Collectors Alert to find out about new images.

 

 

Interesting Facts

 

John Paul grew up in an artistic family. His father is a black-and-white fine art photographer and his mother is a painter and graphic designer. They introduced him to countless photographers, artists, musicians, writers, dealers, and curators including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe. The most important thing he learned is that everyone is different – and that’s wonderful.

 

At the age of two, John Paul almost got his family evicted from their Dublin apartment when he began making murals. His parents quickly paper-trained him.

 

John Paul fascination with moving pictures and the sequential arts led him to a brief stint as an illustrator. He even drew for Marvel and DC comics. These drafting and storytelling skills remain an integral part of his creative process today.

 

At a young age, John Paul was once caught snooping in Ansel Adam’s camera bag looking for the “cloud stick” he heard his parents joking about. John Paul got his own cloud stick in 1990; it’s called Photoshop.

 

John Paul first introduction to digital imaging was in 1979 when his mother oversaw the printing of Eliot Porter’s Intimate Landscapes book. He instantly wanted a Scitex machine, what she called a “million-dollar coloring book.” Once again, Photoshop was a dream come true.

 

John Paul’s first iPhone is in the collection of the Smithsonian, along with the most interesting collection of his works, including prints in every medium he has used.

 

John Paul’s conversations with other photographers are part of the George Eastman House’s permanent collection.

 

John Paul collects photographs, trading with many of the artists he meets – Arnold Newman, George Tice, Joyce Tenneson, and many others.

 

John Paul has traveled to all seven continents and all five oceans; he calls years he travels to both Greenland and Antarctica bipolar years.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

 

Mission

 

My life’s work is dedicated to inspiring conscientious creative interaction with our environment.
Authentic creativity is the key to unlocking solutions for the most pressing issues of our times.
Each of us has unique and valuable contributions to make during this critical era of rapid change.
I urge you to make yours now.
I’m here to help.