Photographer and painter Maria Passarotti graduated in 2000 with a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Her most recent photographs are inspired by the intersection of nature and humanity. Passarotti's photographs are often absent of people, evoking a haunting human presence through details such as electrical wires, roads and hints of domestic life. The results are stunning, stage-like environments, which appear to be happened upon, illuminated by street lamps or headlights. The artist lives and works in Tappan, New York.