At the age of eleven, I stumbled upon my grandfather's 1950’s-era 35mm camera. Its body was cumbersome and heavy, and its lack of electronics posed a challenge. But my curiosity offset these limitations, and over the years — with my grandfather’s support — I immersed myself in the art of photography. I realized my power to not only capture a moment in time, but also to create my own world and tell a story with my pictures.
As I grew older, my enjoyment of photography developed into a passion. I gained a newfound appreciation for my daily surroundings, discovering beauty and character in the most ordinary of places. At the other end of the spectrum, I found myself going to extreme measures for the perfect shot. Climbing trees only to photograph a falling leaf; or sitting outside in the freezing cold to capture the first snowflakes of winter. The reward of a quality photograph was always well worth the effort.
My childhood experiences serve as the foundation for my vision and dedication to photography. My training as a classical pianist and graphic designer have further refined my sense of technical discipline and creative direction. Although my approach has matured (as you will see in my personal portfolio), I still love going to extremes for the perfect shot.
I offer a broad range of photography and editorial services, and I'm always eager to explore new territory. If you have the need for a photographer, I would love to hear from you.
Bring it on!
|All images ©1998-2013 Michael Kormos|