Robert Michaels, Sedona, Arizona Member Since January 2015 Artist Statement ROBERT MICHAELS Fine Art Photography Sedona, Arizona (928-284-2062) FAX (928-284-2052) www.robertmichaelsphoto.com (to view catalog of images)
Specializing in high resolution FINE ART PAINTING through COMPUTER ENHANCED IMAGING. AUTOMOTIVE, LANDSCAPE (especially the deserts of the American Southwest), WILDLIFE, Digital Photo-Illustration, and Graphic Design.
Professional Photography since 1974 for print, advertising, and multimedia. Arizona based photographer having serviced commercial clients with PHOTO-ILLUSTRATIONS for ADVERTISING, EDITORIAL, and other print work including CATALOG and MAGAZINE COVERS for international publications, brochures, and various periodicals.
35mm, medium and large formats in addition to DIGITAL OUTPUT.
Extensive PHOTO-STOCK LIBRARY consisting of tens of thousands of high impact and dramatic photographs, and DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS of LANDSCAPES, WILDLIFE, AUTOMOTIVE, WORLD TRAVEL, and other subjects.
Travel, Editorial, and special events photography/writing.
Corporate clients have included among others: National Geographic, Polaroid Corp, Hewlett-Packard, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga, AGFA, Fujifilm USA, American Airlines, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Marriott Hotels, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sunset Magazine, U.S. State Department, United States Air Force, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Hotel Del Coronado, International Spy Museum, University of Southern California(USC), Personality Hotels of San Francisco, Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery, Sunset Magazine, Camera & Darkroom Magazine, UCLA, United States Postal Service, Los Angeles Zoo, Signet Scientific Corporation, Computer Artist Magazine, Photo Electronic Imaging Magazine, Rapidocolor Corporation, Management Graphics, Photo Lab Management, Fargo Electronics, Winona Schools, AAA, Mohegan Sun, Afflink, Andromeda Software, New Media Magazine, Lasermaster Corporation, AQ-Automotive Quarterly, etc.
Fine Art Exhibits: (Partial Listing) :Los Angeles Center For Photography (special exhibit on Venice Beach, California) Artworks Gallery, Santa Barbara, California R. Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, California Shoreline Gallery, Malibu, California
2008 Hamptons Concours D’ Elegance, New York 2008 Velocity Art in Motion- exhibit in Minnesota 2010 Harvest Northwest Exhibit, Bend, Oregon 2012 City of Sedona: exclusive exhibit as featured artist 2012 T.A.W. Tumalo/Bend, Oregon 2012 Flashback Cruz: Bend, Oregon Show (exclusive artist) 2012 Harley Davidson Classic Car Show (exclusive artist), Bend, Oregon 2012 Airport Mesa: Sedona, Arizona: Classic Car Show-exclusive artist) Ongoing international exhibit online: Car Art, Inc. (World renowned automotive artists). 2013 SAGA “Visions of Fine Art Show”, Sedona, Arizona 2014 Exposures International Gallery, Sedona, Arizona 2014 Herberger Art Gallery-Phoenix, Arizona
OTHER: Award winning book published: “Shine to Rust - an Appetite for Vintage Cars and Trucks” 2005. 2014 book published “Monumental Visions-The Fusion of Old World and Contemporary Art”
Images have appeared on the cover of over 100 magazines, catalogs, and periodicals.
Professional Memberships have included: ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) PMA (Photo Marketing Association-International) Malibu Art Association Conducted, through ASMP, Workshops for pro-photographers. SAGA (Sedona Area Guild of Artists) Master Signature Artist
Received numerous photography and fine art awards in Los Angeles County.
Studies include commercial art, fine art painting and photography from: Los Angeles Art Center of Design, University of California at Los Angeles Otis Art Institute, Los Angles, California, Workshops and classes with Ansel Adams, Pete Salutos, and Leigh Weiner.
Currently involved with the integration of FINE ART PAINTING and PHOTOGRAPHY through COMPUTER ENHANCED IMAGING.