Camera Position 21 : Caravaggio and the Road to Rome


As I return to Camera Position after a month-long hiatus, I give you a few minutes with one of my favorite paintings, “The Calling of St. Matthew” by Caravaggio. Caravaggio’s sense of light and moment of “exposure,” were extraordinarily “photographic.”

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Yes, I’d planned on trying to podcast while I was away, but instead, I spent most of my time making new photographs (nearly 400 sheets of 4×5 film and 18 rolls of 120 film) and enjoying the amazing Italian culture (translated: drinking wine and eating great food). I’ll be posting some of those new photographs with you over the coming weeks, but for this first return episode, I wanted to share one of my favorite artists with you. If you’ve never looked at the paintings of Caravaggio, you really should spend some time looking at his astonishing sense of realism, moment and light.

Thanks for hanging in there with me during my absence.