Photo ©2015 by Paul Reitano | www.paulreitano.com

Photo ©2015 by Paul Reitano | www.paulreitano.com

Gralin Hughes has an eye for the moment: The seconds when a passerby enters the frame unknowingly.  The intimate space between a musician and his audience.  The chance to catch a glimpse of clouds eclipsed by a skyscraper.  With aesthetic appreciation of form and repetition, he captures the beauty in the ephemera of everyday life.  A dilapidated house and modernist office complex carry equal beauty when seen through Gralin’s lens.  He hopes to slow the viewer down, encourage a meditative pause and entice us to ponder the texture in sight.  His concert images are evidence of his deep admiration for the form, shape, and repetition likewise found in music.  Such photos embrace the passionate anticipation and pleasure as it surges from stage to crowd.  It is the ebb and flow of life that inspires his process.  Even technical “mistakes” become exploitable as art—and art defined in Gralin’s world involves a playful acceptance and exaggeration of all processes – be they industrial, organic, or personal.  A graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Gralin is predominantly a photographer but has wider interests including abstract painting and art.  His work has appeared in several exhibitions as well as musicians’ promotional material.