18 Jun PRESENTING: Michael Jack – “Maine to Palouse”
Michael Jack is an incredible local photographer full of passionate stories to tell. While he is a longtime lover of photography, he has also always had an interest in automobiles and racing. He struggled historically to keep up with both art and racing hobbies at the same time, so he decided to focus on automobiles for almost 25 years.
After his retirement in 2008, he found time to devote to photography once more. Realizing what he had for so long missed, Jack decided that photography would be the focal point of his passions moving forward! Now Michael is an active participant in several organizations that embrace the art of photography. Jack is a member of Nickel Plate Arts, a juried member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association, and participates in several photography clubs. He is currently Treasurer of the Photographic Society of America- Worldwide. In 2019, the accomplished Michael Jack even won “Top 10 Photographer” award from the Indiana State Fair.
He says, “I continually try to improve on being more creative and not let my finance background cause me to merely ‘record’ an image.” As such, Jack enjoys traveling to different areas and capturing the essence of landscapes in his work. His artistic goal is to provide his audience with a sense of place and an appreciation for a view, especially if that view details a story of “beauty and decay.”
Jack will explore this theme in his upcoming August showcase at Nickel Plate Arts. His images will traverse iconic lighthouses, rugged sea shores, peculiar and picturesque hills, and abandoned barns and homes. Please join him at the reception for his solo showcase “Maine to Palouse”at the Stephenson House Gallery on First Friday, August 7thfrom 6pm to 9pm.