Richard Calvo has been creating his distinctive photographs for more than 50 years. Primarily concerned with landscapes, his works have been compared to those of Robert Frost and Andrew Wyeth as having a deceptively simple style which becomes a vehicle for a more complex and demanding sense of reality. At times his photography can be contemplative and silent and is said to reawaken the lost art of being alone, while at other times it can become graphically evocative, conjuring familiar images from the subtle harmonies of nature.
Helen Harrison of The New York Times described his photography as "romantic… almost abstract in its concentration on shape, tone and texture." Citing Mr. Calvo's work, she explained how the best works "stretch the boundaries of visual perception beyond the straightforward." Her colleague, Phyllis Braff, described his luminous black and white prints as "crisp perfection."
Calvo, a master printer, believes his compositions are no more important than the techniques he uses to express them. He believes in the integrity of each piece and prints every piece individually, giving each its own, distinct personality.
Dedicated to his art, Calvo travels throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic to capture his uniquely styled images. These he prints digitally in his southern Delaware studio and regularly introduces new work in small, limited editions.
Mr. Calvo's images may be viewed at galleries throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States, as well as in many private and corporate collections.