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“Rarely Appreciated", a photographic exhibition by Photographer Michael F. McKenna
a fine art photographic exhibition
by Photographer Michael F. McKenna
Curated by Michael Fenton
Atlantic Health Cares Overlook Hospital facility Located in Summit, NJ is presenting “Rarely Appreciated", a photographic exhibition by Photographer Michael F. McKenna. The exhibit curated by Michael Fenton opens April 19th and will run until early July 2012. The show can be found on the second floor or the Medical Art Center (MAC) building 1 of the Overlook Hospital campus
"If my photography has an objective it’s this: acquire the rarely appreciated environments we are surrounded by everyday, but are to busy to enjoy and treasure. Weather it a series of antique train station lamps, two men silhouetted in a foggy stationto a series of tree set in the fog. Whatever the location or subject matter, I hope theseimages conjure up unanticipated feelings in the observer.
I usually shoot in black & white, my prints are on metallic paper, as I believe both of these elements add depth, detail and a more dramatic effect. This dramatic effect seems to grab the casual observer by jumping out at them and drawing them into the image. My goal is to stimulate the viewer so they study the image more closely and observe the smaller details" ~MFM
Michael F. McKenna is a self taught photographer who has honed the technical aspectof his art over the last fifteen years. By reading, trial and error, and studying the masters of Landscape photograph, he has developed his own style based on natural lighting andheavy contrast. With this, his work runs from the classic landscape shot to the surreallife-like look of an inanimate object.
Mr. McKenna who grew up in Morris County and is now based out Scotch Plains, New Jersey and has been creating photographic artwork asan independent photographer for the last 4 years. His work can be seen in several localgalleries and is also held in multiple private collections throughout the United States.
More of Mr. McKenna's work can be seen at his web site
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