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.

View my DNA at bighugelabs.com

To purchase or preview my book on Valley Forge, or to own a print visit:
www.mjticcinoimages.com

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    jdbacchus says:

    "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.

    David Wonderling
    Director Public Relations
    Supply Chain Consultants"

    June 26th, 2008

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    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

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    alicemariedesign says:

    "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!!!

    :-)

    Alice Marie
    www.flickr.com/ph..."

    May 18th, 2007

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    jody9 says:

    "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

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    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! :-)

    Tiny Malone
    CEO
    jmark media llc""

    March 19th, 2007

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    www.flemming-gade.dk says:

    "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

Joined:
October 2006
Hometown:
Philadelphia
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Advertising & Graphic Design
Website:
MJTiccino Images