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A Composition Coalesces: The Photography of Randy Calderone 

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Randy Calderone, an English teacher at Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie, is a consummate street photographer. Having lived in cities across the country—Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City among them—Calderone uses photography as a way to become intimate with his environment. "I've spent countless hours walking the streets with my camera," says Calderone. "Sometimes it leads to fruitful pictures, sometimes it's just a nice walk." One fruitful walk occurred in Paris in 2017, when Calderone spied two kids speeding down the sidewalk—one on a scooter, one giving chase in a Captain America costume. Calderone just happened to be passing by and waited for the composition to coalesce around the multicolored Citroën in the foreground—a lucky, serendipitous occurrence. "The great thing about street photography is catching those unplanned moments," says Calderone.

In October, Calderone had his first solo show at Oak Vino in Beacon. His portfolio can be viewed at Randycalderonephotography.com. To submit street photography for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue, email your 300-dpi photos with captions to our creative director at david.perry@chronogram.com.

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