P E T E R M I R A G L I A
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.....By contrast, consider the forms created by Peter Miraglia. On journeys near and far, he has framed phenomenal scenes photographically. By and large, they focus on the human figure, situated within carefully composed settings. To see them is to have your vision enriched with sights destined to stay attached to your memory forever after....
....At the same time, they are pictures pulsing with energy- given shape with a seemingly infinite visual awareness and a passionately motivated capacity to control shades of form that come into focus with incredible aesthetic acumen. The net outcome of all his labors is a body of images alive with a seemingly incredible wealth of expressive finesse.
I frequently maintain that the late photographer, Arthur Fellig or Weegee as he is better known, was an exceptionally gifted artist who gave definition to the dark side of life in his night scenes of New York City.
By comparison, Miraglia is a great poet of daylight.
In his hands, the camera is made to reveal the essence of the human state in a wide variety of physiological types, including male and female as well as young and old. While his work focuses on the overt appearance of specific individuals, as a group, they spell out interior psychological facts that are extraordinarily universal.