These portfolios present Michelle’s artwork of photography, paint, drawing, poetry and prose. Most images were taken on journeys through California and the West. Photographing with 4×5, 35 millimeter and Holga film cameras, the images are printed using either Van Dyke emulsion or archival digital printing. Some artworks include poems written to accompany each photo, penned on the image’s surface under layers of acrylics and oils. Themes of bliss, shadow, home, relationship, consumption, abandonment and memory appear in both her personal work and curatorial projects.
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Photographing California and the West using a Holga camera, these images explore the bliss of accidental discovery, from light leaks on the film to a rusty gas sign around the bend.
Large format images of coastal California, offering a reminder to aim for the good, pay attention and breath.