Look cause one day you’re going to want to be able to say, “Oh I’ve been following his work since he was just a senior in high school.”

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Wander, trip, stumble, fall…WOW!

That’s pretty much how I tend to find new things on the Web. Today’s keeping-me-distracted-from-working fall was into some photos by a one-to-watch seventeen or eighteen year old Virginia photographer and artist by the name of Nicholas Max Scarpinato.

(That’s a self-portrait he made in the thumbnail over/up there.)

References that I find to Nicholas say he’s 17 and a senior in high school, but they seem to date back a couple of months so I’m guesstimating he may have actually left the confines of high school this June and will be bound for college this coming fall. But I could be wrong. It DOES happen from time to time šŸ™‚

Here’s the photo that I stumbled across that had me searching for more of this work. It’s called “Animals” (no idea why). The expression…the colors…all go together so nicely. And it’s, of course, another self-portrait, which I also find pretty darn remarkable.

My impression is that he created this bit of magic in his bathtub! I can just imagine his exasperated mom having to clean up that mess…ha ha.

I just spent some happily-distracted time paging through Nicholas’s Flickr photostream and you should too.

In fact, click here and do it now.

You’re welcome šŸ™‚