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Welcome

Find here:

  • a link to my online gallery at Artist Rising, a third party site.  Another way to get there is click the photograph of me under the cottonwood tree.  My wife, Pam, took that one.
  • on the about page is a statement of my style with an image of my first work from 2002.
  • on the page selected works  you may view photographs available as affordable prints with optionial framing services.
  • a blog of my photographic adventures with links to my online gallery when appropriate.
    • blog images are a higher resolution than I share elsewhere to give my clients the closest view of the photographic print.
  • contact Michael via email for more information, advice, compliments and opinions.
    • negotiate acquisition of a photographic print I create, sign and certify.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it.

Thank You.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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About

My photographic style evolved from an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories, centering on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory.

My son, Sean, and I traveled to New York City for the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade after September 11, 2001.  Every one there shared in the pride and resolve of the New York City Fire Department delegation.  The firemen had a huge presence.  All of 5th Avenue from side to side, as far as we could see, was filled.  Each held a full size American flag, so there was a block of American flags up the street.  I composed this image, “NYFD Saint Patricks Day Parade 2002“, to capture the feeling of this moment.

My fascination with photography is about working my appreciation of a moment through the limitations camera and media, to present this feeling of mine to the viewer.  My first camera was a 2.5 megapixel Sony Mavica.  I am since progressed to a Canon SLR and professional grade lenses.

In the years since, I discovered creation techniques for painting with light and invested in more sophisticated equipment.  Even so, my best photographs are the ones that come out of the camera as-is. This is the work I am happiest with.

Even for my canvas, “Ocotillo Sunset” (featured on the Contact page), made from several images, each individual image was as perfect in the camera as I could get it.  This takes time, planning and patience. Researching the site, waiting for the right time of day, right season, right light.

My blog will provide insight to my creative process.  For example, Fall Creek Winter describes a black and white work from 2005.

For more information about my prints read my Artist Statement at my online gallery on Artist Rising, a third party site.

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Contact

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