[Excerpt from book]
Reflecting Stream, Redding, CT, 1968
This image is the epitome of what drew me to photography, and to Paul Caponigro’s work, both at a young-adult age years ago. This image carries all the qualities a perfect photograph should have – the capturing of light in just the right way, which makes the subject glow; an optical genius that makes viewers feel as though they are looking at two images within one, creating a surreal illusion; and the print itself is perfection – as Paul provides just enough detail in the highlights and the shadows that you can still see what is just barely there – a print of gorgeous tonal quality.
– Jennifer Schlesinger