Comito Photographic Arts
Welcome to John Comito’s Online Gallery and Website
Spanning five decades of passion for the medium of photography, this online gallery and website feature the photographs, writings, and philosophical ramblings of fine art photographer John Comito.
Working mainly in black & white, John’s photographs encompass a diverse array of subject matter including the intimate landscape, urban architecture, still life subjects, floral and botanical studies, graffiti, nudes, and images from his time in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Whether you are interested in adding one of John’s fine art prints to your photography collection, or are simply searching for a photography book, folio, or calendar – discover a diversity of photographic images and ideas presented throughout this, the online gallery and website of Comito Photographic Arts.
Runes of the Photographic Muse
“Photography ought to start with and remain faithful to the appearance of the world, and in so doing record contradictions. The greatest pictures would then—I still believe this—find wholeness in the torn world….
As defined by hundreds of years of practice—I think this history is vitally important—art is a discovery of harmony, a vision of disparities reconciled, of shape beneath confusion. Art does not deny that evil is real, but it places evil in a context that implies an affirmation; the structure of the picture, which is a metaphor for the structure of Creation, suggests that evil is not final….
Art does not in fact prove anything. What it does do is record one of those brief times, such as we each have and then each forget, when we are allowed to understand that the Creation is whole..”