John Carlo’s smile is so engaging, so compelling, so open, so full of enjoyment with the life he was living, it felt counter-intuitive not to join him in this joy! The photos show his tremendous capacity to explore: whether an art form, a landscape, or people in his landscape. A true seeker.
I love the photos of him carrying the camera equipment. There was no “slouching” under the weight of that equipment. It appeared a very part of him, catching and framing an object of his interest, a moment in time he wanted to preserve.
I love the photos of him as a little boy. We were so fortunate to see him often then, in his early years, before he ventured out to the world. I remember his gleeful eyes, and his quiet chuckles over the years at Murray’s spontaneous jokes and silliness during the many holidays we spent together at the dining room table.
I am very grateful for the time I shared with JC in Italy when he was a little guy and a wonderful traveling companion; and, especially more recently, when JC met Murray and I at the airport in New Orleans, where we shared some fun times, as well as JC's own jokes about Murray’s having left his suitcase back at the airport in New York!