John Cutaia’s works highlight his recent and successful transition into one of Denver’s most requested rock and roll photographers. This exhibition will include photographs of local and beloved musicians Hazel Miller and Chris Daniels, as well as international musicians Alejandro Escovedo, Gavin Harrison and Adrian Belew. Composer David Torn, who has lent his talents to the soundtracks of No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, and The Departed, will also be featured. Cutaia began this photographic journey by chance. A friend, who was a professional photographer, had sold Cutaia a used camera, and with this purchase he also received a lesson in night-time photography. Delving into the challenges of shooting into complicated light intrigued and inspired him. He uses negative space and the lack of light to his advantage within the dark atmosphere of bars and music halls. Making a photograph include the abstract to transform the view into a work akin to a painting is both the challenge and the goal of Cutaia.
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