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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Michael Hays, San Jose, CA
Member Since July 2007
Artist Statement I have been working with the human form in photography for more than 20 years. I have worked in the glamour and fashion industry, but found the industry too exploitive.
I originally studied in California under George Craven, photographer and writer of "Object and Image" and Shirley Fisher, the noted fine art photographer who worked with Weston.
Although he is currently working with amateur models creating an art form he calls "Cybertography" his primary love in photography is his "EdgeScapes", a sensualists approach to figure photography.
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 Humanitarian Award 1998 for work with breast cancer survivors.
Over a dozen written articles about my work and numerous interviews on local and national television and radio.
 Director's Award, Heald Institute, several recognition plaques from Intel Corporation.
 Nominated for the Congressional Frank Annunzio Awards for my humanitarian efforts in the fine arts by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.

Public Projects and Shows

 Twelve one-man shows in the last 5 years including a dual location show with over 58 pieces on exhibition.
 Designed and built portable camera that used a 6 by 7 foot negative created on glass.
 Created a photo sculpture for the California State Park Service for display at Castle Rock State Park.
 Created and financed 3 breast cancer survivor benefits, one of which earned me a humanitarian award.

Current Projects

 DANTE!, A sensual representation of a classic poem.
 ABLE to Love, a photographic tribute to the sensuality and aliveness of people with disabilities
 The Size of Beauty, a photographic tribute to the beauty and sensuality of people of larger size.
 "I'm Still Beautiful" Journal, a journal of inspiration for breast cancer survivors.

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