Nino Batista

It’s not a surprise, after all these years, that Nino Batista summarily dropped commercial photography to focus on what he simply has to do – has to make.  We can discuss his sense of contrition and ephemerality about life another time, but to be sure, he is where he should have been long ago. Hardly a new journey, but now a focused one that will (and already has) cost him quite a lot, he views this all as his calling, his new will, replete with the integrity, the probity, and the sincerity that’s been dormant far too long. A solitarian but never a misanthrope, Nino Batista's sole purpose is the creation of beauty for beauty's sake, and to leave behind a legacy of art that perhaps, just maybe, inspires humanity to live and love.