In December 2019, Mike was selected to show his work at the prestigious FEPN 2020
Festival in Arles, France.
FEPN - The European Festival of the Photographic Nude http://fepn-arles.com/
is celebrating its 20th year for 2020 and celebrates a large and diverse selection of photographic works each year from some of the worlds top photographers who shoot the nude.
Mike is delighted to be one of the 25 selected artists to exhibit at the festival which runs from 8th May to 17th May 2020. He will be showing a selection of his Wet Plate Nudes in an exhibition entitled "Chemical Portraits" or "Portraits chimiques".
As well as his exhibition, Mike will be bringing his new Limited Edition book of his Wet Plate Nudes to Arles. It is currently available to purchase on Special Offer HERE
[We are hoping that the Coronavirus problem will not interrupt the festival this year of course!!].
"The Photographic Nude" at The Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
Mike was delighted to have one of his Cyanotype nudes selected by independent Juror Douglas Beasley - Publisher of "SHOTS" magazine for this group exhibition which runs from 8th Feb to 10th March 2020.
Before selecting images for the exhibition from many hundreds of submissions, Douglas said “I want to see photographs that have a strong, honest direct connection to their subject or photos with a sense of mystery or meaning. A compelling image may ask more questions than it answers. There should be an awareness how of the entire frame is utilised not just subject and background. I react to a personal point of view and want to feel the photographer’s presence in the process rather than submitting what they think will be liked by me or others. And even better if something of the maker is revealed as well as the subject”.
Mike was very humbled to have one of his images chosen for the exhibition given. Douglas's exacting standards above.
Straight Out of Ireland! Philadelphia November 15th-17th 2019
I have been selected for the Straight Out of Ireland Exhibition, organised by The Irish Immigration Centre in Philadelphia.
28 Irish Artists are travelling to Philly to show their work in a group exhibition of Irish and local artist for 3 days in November.
The Exhibition will be held at the Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr district.
Really looking forward to showing my work there and meting the other 27 artists involved.