My art has always been commercial, as I have been in Advertising my entire career. Now, as I mature, I feel the need to create for myself. I use a camera as one vehicle and a computer as another. The process varies. Sometimes it begins and ends with the camera and other times the camera is only the first step.
I tend to think of the process as making an image or impression rather than photography. Although I love my camera it's just a means to an end.
I found Flickr a great way to share my images with an international community but moreover a way to meet terrific people and make friends.
Some of the art in this enormous community is truly amazing! I learn from those. Some of the members are incredibility talented. I learn from them. It's a great give and take and I'm so glad it has become a part of my life.
I have a permanent exhibit at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and had the Summer Show in the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. I was also featured in "Nikon Magazine" and was a featured photographer of the group "The World Through My Eyes." You can see that here.
I'm blessed with a beautiful wife and wonderful children.
I play guitar, bass and piano. Can't read a note...play by feel. Play well enough to entertain myself and annoy the family.
Thanks for visiting!
One last thing. If you mark one of my images as a favorite and have little or none to share with me I will BLOCK you, it's only fair.
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"I know Mchael as both a friend and as a business associate. He is a total professional in all that he does. He is reliable and I have engaged his services many times over the past three years.
If are looking for a great designer or just a good friend you could do no better.
Director Public Relations
Supply Chain Consultants"
June 26th, 2008
Carlos Gotay Martínez says:
"Michael is a true master of photography, with a keen eye and great sense of style and beauty. He have great control over the exposure, color, composition and post-processing. He is a great inspiration and a friendly person. Thanks Michael for your great work, skill and professionalism."
June 2nd, 2007
"Michael is a great photographer and friend! We some how met on flickr and found out we lived very close to eachother. What a small world! Michael has given me lots of advise, words of wisdom, and great comments!
His work rocks and I am always looking to see what he does next!!!
May 18th, 2007
"Michael's work is an inspiration! His design eye and great technique are among the best I have ever seen. He consistently uses light to effectively illuminate any subject matter and make it sing for us.
His work is consistently stunning and meticulously rendered. When I open my own gallery, Michael will have a show there!"
March 31st, 2007
jmark media llc says:
""Michael is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and a very skilled photographer and artist. Very articulate and meticulous, his approach and style is multi-faceted. He never ceases to amaze me. It is easy to see that his artistic vision is well captured in the images he processes. I can see it. He can see it but also DO it! And presto! Bob is your uncle! :-)
jmark media llc""
March 19th, 2007
"Michael is a great photographer!
He makes me think of the great masters of photography.
Photographers as Stieglitz must be part of his inspirations.
Michael's technic and skills are unique.
I always look forward looking at Michaels photostream!
Michael has a sense for beauty, - and for the emotive moments in life.
Michael is - to me - a proof that Flickr is about more than sharing images. - It's also about friendship!
Michael is a dear friend, - although there's thousands of kilometers between us, - I feel he is just around the corner.
Michaels images radiate quality and creativity!"
February 18th, 2007
- October 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Advertising & Graphic Design
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