Most photographers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about constructing an image. Good painters on the other hand spend a great deal of time planning, sketching and sweating the composition and in Disiderio’s case meaning. For me this is what separates the realist painters; How they think about and express meaning in their imagery. Vincent Desiderio is a great example of the amount of shear work, toil, sweat and thought that goes into the creation of one of his works.
Excellent Article On his legendary painting Sleep: Unfinished: On Vincent Desiderio’s ‘Sleep’ by Lawrence Weschler
Nice article here: http://www.nccsc.net/legacy/vincent-desiderio
The Work of Vincent Desiderio