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EXPLORATIONS in CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

PhotoLab gallery of Berkely, Ca exhibited 7 of Mike's black and white images in this show.   
Selected images were of shadows cast by jasmine flowers and wisteria blossoms onto models.

The exhibition opened on Sept 9 and runs/ran through Dec 30, 2016.

one of seven prints exhibited at PHOTOLab, berkeley



PHOTO : FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO gallery of Oakland selected three of Mike's black and white images - shown below - for its 2015 exhibit, Summer Show.    Chosen images were of shadows cast by jasmine flowers onto a model.

The exhibition opened on July 2 and ran through Aug 22, 2015.

3 prints exhibited at PHOTO






CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA selected one of Mike's images - shown right - for inclusion in its 2015 International Juried Exhibition - A Portfolio Competition.

Juror: Douglas Marshall.

This prestigous exhibition opened on Jan 10, 2015 and ran through Feb 28, 2015.


Jasmine Shadows #1

Jasmine Shadows #1






BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAHY MAGAZINE

One of Mikes images was a winner in the B&W photo magazine single image contest. Published in issue 107, 2015.

A color version of this image of Teasels in Ice is shown here.


Teasels

Teasels in Ice






BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAHY MAGAZINE

One of Mikes images - shown right - was a winner in the B&W photo magazine single image contest. Published in issue 101, 2014.


Gemini

Gemini






CENTER for FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO has selected not one but two of Mike's images for a Juried International Exhibit "(Un)Clothed."
This prestigous exhibition opened on June 1, 2013.

Image 1: Nude Indigo is shown on the home page

Image 2: In a Cubist Vein (shown right) is an exploration of what the Cubists might have done with a digital camera.


In a Cubist Vein

In a Cubist Vein






IMAGES of VENICE

Mike traveled to Venice in May, 2012 and in between the fantastic seafood and vino rosso he took time out to photograh this ancient city in the lagoon. He is working on a portfolio representing a personal vision of Venice, it's people and it's uniqueness while avoiding the standard travel cliches.


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Wash day on Burano



SOLO EXHIBIT ..... at French Hotel

A set of Mike's images were exhibited at the French Hotel gallery, on Shattuck in Berkeley, during the month of Nov 2012.
The exhibit was titled La Femme Eternelle II, consisting of black and white fine art nude studies



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Mike also had a solo exhibit at Nelly's Java Gallery (2012) in Montclair, Oakland




EXCELLENCE AWARD ... Publication in COLOR magazine

A portfolio of Mike's images was selected for an excellence award and was published in the prestigious photography magazine COLOR
A 4 page spread of these images appeared in Issue 86, October 2011.
(An example is shown to the right.)

Images were from two of Mikes's portfolios....
    Reflections
    Nude Indigo

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Nude Indigo #3




EXHIBIT ..... at Nelly's Java Gallery

One of Mike's images (shown to the right) was featured in a group exhibit by the Berkeley Fine Art Photographers (BFAP) at Nelly's Java Gallery, in Montclair, Oakland during the month of July 2011.

Location: 1952 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA.



SOLO EXHIBIT ..... at French Hotel

A set of Mike's images were exhibited at the French Hotel gallery, on Shattuck in Berkeley, during the month of May 2011.

The exhibit was titled La Femme Eternelle (Eternal Woman) and consisted of fine art archival photographs from two portfolios
Portfolio 3       Portfolio 4

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Hudson River Pilings




NEWS FLASH ... 2011 Publication

One of Mike's images was selected for publication in the prestigious photography magazine COLOR

It appeared in the March 2011 issue. Mike is one of the winners in COLOR's single image 2011 contest.

Shown to the right, the winning image captures light reflecting off of silvered Mylar onto a model as well as the models reflectin in the mylar.    For more in this genre see Portfolio 4 on the home page.   [ Note that Bill Brandt was one of the first photographers to work with silvered mylar in 1977. ]


Nude study of Reflections on Sarah

Reflections on Sarah




NEWS FLASH ..... Exhibit

An images of Mike's was in an exhibit at the Berkeley Art Center

The exhibition opened on Dec 11, 2010 and ran till Jan 23, 2011 at the Art Center located at 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley.

Shown to the right, the exhibited image is an example of naturally occuring abstract rock art that can be found along the California coast. Point Lobos abounds in rocks of varying hues, weathered and carved by wind and surf.






Natural Rock Art

Natural Rock Abstract Art (Point Lobos).


CENTER for FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO included one of Mike's images in a Juried International Exhibit "New Visions."

This prestigous exhibition opened on Jan 15, 2010.

The image exhibited, presented here, is from a portfolio in which the nude is rendered in hues of blue, breaking with conventional skin tones and encouraging us to focus solely on form and lighting. The original image containing the two figures was torn and then re-shot so that the tear not only represents a compositional element but also introduces an emotional, psychological dimension reminding us of the ever-present fragile nature of our relationships.


Blues: Torn Relationship

Blues: Torn Relationship


NEWS ARCHIVE

Gallery Exhibits

One of Mike's images was on display in the Berkeley Fine Art Photographers exhibit at the French Hotel Cafe on Shattuck Ave in Berkeley; Oct 1 through Oct 31, 2010.

SF Camerawork's Gallery included one of Mike's images in a group exhibit.
Location: 657 Mission St., San Francisco, CA.    The exhibit ran from May 6 through Aug 7, 2010.

One of Mike's images was on display in a group exhibit at the Ross Building gallery (Shattuck Ave and Allston Way) in Berkeley from Mar 10 through Aug 10, 2010.

Two images were on display in a group exhibit at the Frisbie St Gallery, 204 Frisbie St, Oakland.
The exhibit ran from May 21 through May 23, 2010.

Best In Show .... Berkeley Camera Club (2010)

In June 2010, Mike was awarded Best in Show, Pictorial Image of the Month for an image of a model (TJ) in a southwest slot canyon. ...... shown to the right.  The combination of the model and the fluid curves of the water carved canyons has a special appeal. 

1st Place .... 2009 Annual Print Competition

A fine art print of Tuscany ("Alleyway in St Angelo") .... see Tuscany gallery, was awarded 1st place in the Berkeley Camera Club's annual 2009 juried print competition.

Best In Show .... Berkeley Camera Club (2009)

In Aug 2009, one of Mike's images was awarded Best in Show, Pictorial Image of the Month . That image "Isabell in Repose" is shown to the right.  Mike is happy to acknowledge the influence of photographer Ruth Bernhard on his work. 



Continuing Studies

Mike took nude photography master classes from Kim Weston (Edward Weston's grandson) at his Wildcat Canyon Studio, Carmel in April 2009 and again in April 2010.



Model in Slot Canyon


Isabell in Repose



Sierra Club Photo Competition winner

As a Sierra Club Photo Competition winner (Nature in California, 2007),
Mike's image of Alpine Columbines in the Sierra Nevada (shown here) was displayed in group exhibits
both at the Shadelands Art Center (111 North Wiget, Walnut Creek, CA)
and at the Bay Model Gallery, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA.

Sierra Club publication:

Mike's image of Alpine Columbines in the Sierra Nevada
was also published in the Sierra Club's Yodeller magazine, in the July 2007 issue.




Dance Image publications:

One of Mike's images (shown here) graced the Nov. 2007 cover of In Dance , the news magazine of San Francisco's Dancers Group.   It shows members of the dance company Dance Monks emerging from the ocean at Muir Beach, CA.  Additional images by Mike were published within the Nov. and Dec. issues of In Dance .
Mike enjoys the challenge of capturing the peak moment in dance, the pinnacle of action or the unique moment of balance....as illustrated in the Dance Gallery.

"Dance is an elusive art. It slips through your fingers and toes. But (it) is a formidable one...." Merce Cunningham



Yoga

A while back Yoga Photography caught Mike's attention as illustrated by the image to the left.
The quiet meditation is certainly something we can all benefit from in this hectic world.

"Lighting is the very soul of a photograph"



An inherent challenge of any photography website is to display the quality of an image (limited to 72dpi) ... always a challenge.
When printing, Mike makes archival prints on the highest quality archival German Hahnemuhle Paper (PhotoRag Pearl), using pigment based Epson UltraChrome K3 inks

Need more information or wish to order archival prints, contact Mike Slack