Dominick Petrungaro began exploring his interest in photography and film as early as grade school and his photographs have appeared in Toronto newspapers and magazines. He specializes in portraiture, landscape, and architectural. He is also a freelance photographer whose work includes; Justin Trudeau’s campaign trail in Ontario in 2013, Cadbury Canada, Parkinson Society Canada, ‘Ashley’s Angels’, Sick Kids Hospital, Art World Fine Art,The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Systems Interactive, Clean Farms and Artemis Boutique.
His style has been described as being abstract, and cinematic. His major influences in his artistic endeavours are from such renown Cinema directors as Federico Fellini, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Michelangelo Antonioni and Sergio Leon. Like these maverick artists, Dominick aspires to form a visual language in his art that renders
unnecessary any explanations to plot, story or emotions.
Dominick has won numerous awards for his work including being the first and only photographer to win the 2010 ‘Best in Show’ in the 40 year history of the Franklin Carmichael art Centre. More recently he placed first in the 2014 ‘Unexpected Rainbow’ National contest hosted by Mocca (Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art) and Nikon.
His work can currently be seen at the beautiful ‘Art World Fine Art’ Gallery in Etobicoke. He also had the honour of being part of the 2014 Contact Photography festival.
Dominick currently resides in Nobleton, Ontario and is a graduate of York University and Humber College.