Michael Hayslip, Gilbert, AZ Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement Growing up in the small, border town of Douglas AZ, I learned to appreciate the subtle beauty of ordinary objects. Douglas is full of cool, old buildings that fueled my imagination. After high school, I moved to Tucson where I attended the University of Arizona and took my first black and white photography class. While taking that class, I realized the power of photographs, especially as art, and have been taking photos since then. Most of my work is shot digitally with a Sony A100 10MP camera. Occasionally, I return to film and shoot with either a Pentax K1000 or a Minolta Maxxum 5. I still enjoy everyday objects and most of my inspiration comes from the things I see around me.
I am currently living in Gilbert AZ with my wife and two dogs. By day, I am a Computer Operations Manager with a semiconductor company. When I am not taking photos, I play tennis, watch movies, read and write science fiction, and publish articles for my technology blog at http://www.itdoescompute.com.