All humans experience the recognition of infinities within us, which are contained within the finite space of our bodies. We are all made from the same materials and live within finite spaces. But natural light, in its metaphorical and spiritual sense, animates our being. Just as we often marvel at how beings are born, and sometimes we are in awe of the being that light is: beautiful and fradgile. ~ by Louis Henri Pingitore
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Louis Henri Pingitore is the son of a U.S. diplomat, Pingitore was born in 1963 in Paris, France. His childhood was spent living in far-flung outposts such as Mogadishu (Somalia), Oran (Algeria), Peshawar (Pakistan), and Port-au-Prince (Haiti), alternating with a year’s post at home base in Washington, D.C. As an adult, Pingitore has also traveled widely, visiting countries as diverse as Cuba, India, Indonesia and Kenya. In 1989, he made his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he now lives with his wife Oksana, their son Victor, daughter Zaida, and their two cats.
An avid photographer since childhood, Pingitore had a breakthrough in 2009 when he developed a new photographic expression of light. He has studied extensively under the artist-instructor Remy Dubois at FACIL-Art, a Cambridge-based, French-American language and art collaborative. Dubois has praised his work as “hauntingly beautiful,” and declared that Pingitore “has created a new form of photography.” A recent review by Gallery 263 (Cambridge) has called Pingitore’s work “absolutely stunning.” Pingitore is a member of Cambridge Art Association, North Cambridge Arts Association, Gallery 263 (Cambridge) and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. His work can currently be seen at Wofer’s Lighting, (Allston,) Mount Auburn Hospital, (Cambridge,) The Elephant Walk Restaurant (Cambridge,) BoConcept Design Harvard Square (Cambridge,) and Boston Properties, 325 Main Street, Kendall Square (Cambridge.) As well his work is scheduled to be on exhibit in several galleries in the Boston metro area; please check the exhibit schedule for dates and times. His work can also be seen at Color Scape Studio by appointment.