My name is Michael Adkins and I live, work and play in Huntington West Virginia. I am foremost a fine art and people photographer but I shoot all types of photography. My approach to photography is a bit unusual. I visualize the image that I want to create long before I ever consider picking up the camera. This can be both rewarding and frustrating. I approach each photo project using traditional artistic values. Focusing on the flow of light, geometric shapes, composition and tonal values. The comment from many people viewing my work for the first time is it looks more like a painting or illustration than a photo. I have been told that some of my work resembles that of the great illustration artist Norman Rockwell. This is the greatest complement that anyone can give as I am a long time fan of his work.
I am the president of the Ohio Valley Camera Club, a board member of Tri-State Arts Association, a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and recently a new member of the Renaissance Gallery in Huntington where my permanent collection of fine art images are available to the pubic.
I was the recipient of the “Awards of Excellence” in the 66th annual Allied Artist of West Virginia Juried Exhibition and just recently was awarded the level of “Expert In Color” in the Ohio Valley Camera Club. I have been pre-juried into Tamarack of Beckley West Virginia, the showplace of West Virginia Artisans.
My work can be viewed on line at the following web sites.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is (304) 634-2025
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