Cliff Saccoccio About
My goal and philosophy is to simply create something that connects with the viewer. To that end, I do not title any of my photographic works and if there is a title attached to it, it is as documentary as I can get it. I shoot people and scenes that interest me, but what I take away from the frame may be entirely different than what you see. I do not want to impose my personal opinions onto your experience. I simply try to capture moments of time that I find interesting and express something that others may enjoy as well.
All of my work is influenced by a great many photographers ranging from Sally Mann and Jock Sturges to Bill Brandt and Henri Cartier-Bresson. I love work that expresses something about the person in the scene or the moment in time that the frame was captured. I try to emulate that with my art, be it something as simple as how a children's playground looks after a rain shower or something being expressed by a model.
I work collaboratively with all of my models. I let them explore the area we are in as well as themselves within that space. When I or we find something that is worth further exploration, I lend my eye to the scene and help adjust the natural lines and emotions so that the viewer can enjoy the scene as well.
I have won the Simonds Award for Photographic Excellence in 2006 and was published in Photographer's Forum 'Best of College Photography Annual 2008.' Since then I have been working towards a career and decided it was time to try to share my art with the larger world and see what people think. I hope you enjoy and I thank you for looking and your patronage!
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