A series of images using red balloons to represent innocence, lost innocence, youth, and fleeting opportunity.

“My entire life has been an experiment with a variety of creative outlets and media. However, I think I am at heart a frustrated wanna-be painter!

My first love was film and fantasy, and I used to draw/sketch and thought I would go into art/design. Then music hit me and I was compelled to follow that to the Berklee College of Music. I started writing songs and finding my voice in that, releasing 2 CD’s of original music. When digital photography and Photoshop came my way, my first love came back to me. Now I can take photos and push them more into the painting aesthetic that I could never achieve in my drawing.”

Michael Bilotta: website / flickr / facebook