Duane Michals

20 04 2008

Duane Michals

Duane Michals, born February 18, 1932 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, is a poet, philosopher, and a photographer.  He became interested in photography when he was 14 and was taking watercolor classes at Carnegie Institute.  His first exhibition is a collection of photos he took during a trip to Russia, in 1958, of people he encountered.  He started out making a living in commercial photography, preferring to take pictures of the people in their environment rather than a studio.  Along with being a photographer Michals is a poet and includes short stories that he pair with his photos.  In 1968 Michals was hired to photograph the Olympic Games.  Michals has shot everything from Life Covers and Vogue Magazines.  He also shot the cover for the album, Synchronicity, by the Police. 

I found Duane Michal’s work to be interesting but nothing that really caught my attention.  I do like how he puts short stories along with some of his images.  It makes it a bit more interesting with something to look for from the image.  One that I did see that I did really like was of a man and a woman on a bed and the woman is holding the man.  With the picture was a story about how the woman really loved the man and the image is the proof.

For more info on Duane Michals Click these Links

PND Legends Online

Duane Michals: Bio

Work By Duane Michals

 

 

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20 04 2008
Photographer Duane Michals at Imaging Insider

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19 06 2008
Noninhabitable

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Noninhabitable!!!

18 08 2008
PHOTOHOLIC

Great idea from old century guy, sometimes a modern mens like us just can copycat the idea

17 05 2010
jay

The “things are queer” series is mind-blowing.

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