I have been a successful commercial photographer for over 40 years, photographing people, places and things for corporations, design firms, and advertising agencies. Those business travels, as well as my own personal trips, have generated many of the images you will find here on my site. I love to go to a location that I can see with a fresh perspective, and bring back my visual impressions.
Having been active in photography for over 50 years, I naturally have drawn inspiration from a number of artists. From the great masters of painting, especially Rembrandt, to historical photographers such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Minor White. Contemporary photographers who influenced my commercial sensibilities range from Pete Turner, to Jay Maisel, and closer to home, Arthur Meyerson and Joe Baraban, who I am pleased to call friends.
I started working in a black and white darkroom when I was 13, and continued working in one until I made the full transition to digital photography in 2003. Shooting digitally has given me the ability to process my color images with even more control than I had over the B&W ones in the darkroom. Ansel Adams once said "The negative is the score, the print is the performance." Today, the RAW file is the score, and the print is still the performance.
My commercial work has taken me to every state but Delaware -go figure- and to approximately 35 foreign countries. Along the way I have been able to access varied and interesting locations, many inaccessible to the public. From the space station mockup, to the roof of The George Pompidou Center in Paris, from the Niger River Delta in Nigeria, to the Great Pyramids of Egypt, I have managed to create images that have won numerous advertising and design awards, as well as being exhibited in numerous fine art gallery shows. A recent list can be found in this Awards and Exhibitions link.
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Michael Hart Fine Art provides high-quality Canvas, Fine Art Paper. Photo Paper, Acrylic, Metal and Wood prints. We use only the highest quality materials, equipment and inks in their respective categories.
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Michael Hart Photography
937 Adele Street Houston, TX 77009