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Barry Toranto

Mill Valley, CA

Photography is an alchemical process � the subject is the raw material, the gold is an image that expresses universal truth beyond that subject, one that makes us think and remember, and ultimately, see the world in a new and different light. My vision is to capture and express images that both embrace and reach beyond the here and now.

Photography intrigued me as a teenager, I attended my first workshop in 1973 at The Naples Mills School of Arts and Crafts near Ithaca, New York. My college career yielded a BA in photography from Goddard College in 1978 and included a semester at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Bodyscapes
At once representational and abstract, this series explores the female form mirroring the natural landscape.
The ebb and flow of elemental earth and water serve to accentuate and reinforce the archetypal femininity found in nature, its simplicity and singular beauty.
Windowscapes
Looking through glass is always surprising. Changing the camera angle changes the reflections; shadows change the way objects show or do not show. Inanimate objects in a window can seem to have personality, as photographs are inanimate and yet arouse feelings. They evoke our double life: who we are inside and what we become outside.

116 Evergreen Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941

Ascension, Chicago

Barry Toranto

Bodyscapes

Barry Toranto

Inside Outside, Chicago

Barry Toranto

display 2017

Barry Toranto

Pink Bicycle, Florence

Barry Toranto

walkway 2015

Barry Toranto