Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is very proud to announce that fine art photographer Michael Schertz is now our featured artist and he will be presented in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase for the next 30 days.
Since Michael’s initial entry into the 2011 Abstracts Art Competition he has entered into several different LST art competitions. As indicative of Michael’s photographic skill and talent, he has placed in every LST competition that he has entered. Most recently, Michael received an Honorable Mention award for his photograph titled “Griz Up Close” in the Gallery’s 2012 Animals Art Competition. He also received a 3rd Place award his “Spray Park Trail” image in the Gallery’s All Photography Art Competition which was conducted in September 2011.
Michael states that “a fine art photograph is a culmination of inspired artistry and my technical proficiency. The integration of technical and artistry provides the viewer with a memorable experience. The lack of either component can leave the viewer missing the vision and intent of the image. The natural world around us is so amazing to me, there are places that I not only want to visit but explore, to see off the beaten path. For each of my shoots and the images captured, I have spent countless hours traveling off that path. I use a variety of ways to find my shots, whether snowshoeing in 20 feet of snow, sleeping in igloos high in the mountains, hiking along one of the most rugged coastlines of boulders, sand and gravel in the United States or gliding over pristine lakes by kayak. It requires being in the right place at the moment when the light is just perfect, managing equipment and self in extreme heat and numbing cold to witness these special moments you see captured.”
Michael further goes on to say this, “Our dynamic earth’s natural places are in constant state of change. The images reflected here are merely semblances of what will be in the decades to come. A capture of just a moment in the journey that provided me with inspiration and I hope it fosters it in you as well. It is my aspiration and goal to create Fine Art Photography images. A Fine Art Photograph is a culmination of inspired artistry and my technical proficiency. The integration of technical and artistry provides the viewer with a memorable experience. The lack of either component can leave the viewer missing the vision and intent of the image.”
It is Michael’s passion to view and record the dynamic and amazing natural world as he tries to capture the moment and share with others the light and magic that he sees and experiences on his adventures. He lives in Eatonville, Washington and he has been a life-long explorer of wild places and for the last 6 years, been photographing and recording his experiences and travels. His website and blog can be found at www.dynamic-earth-photos.com