Child Portrait in Field of Flowers

Hey Everyone,

Pretty excited today to announce that I was invited to submit a few portraits to an installation being created in Minnesota.  A photographer friend of mine whom I met at a workshop several years ago is curating a exhibition of environmental portraits from around the world to display near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

To say that I was thrilled by this invitation would be something of an understatement. After the initial glow wore off I was left with the task of selecting just three images. Selecting 25 images was pretty easy.  With much soul searching I was able to whittle the selection down to 12.  At about that point I sent my friend a note asking if I couldn’t please send more than 3 images.  She laughed, naturally, and said “No, now comes the hard part!”  It took me all evening to get down to the three images you see here.

In the end I was able to add 3 countries (Canada, Australia and Ecuador) to the gallery’s exhibit of international environment portraits.

The curator’s reaction to my submission?  I’ll let you be the judge:

I can’t stand it! These are just stunning Michael! You blew me away friend! The images are absolutely stunning and I am grateful to have them in the exhibit! Thank you for taking the time to do this! Really, these are an amazing addition to the exhibit – thank you! In addition to the visual scrumptiousness, they represent three additional countries!