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“Bitten by the Shutterbug”

MICHAEL HUNOLD
(1953-2022)

A Very Special Exhibition
two days only

Gallery Hours April 20+21, 11am-4pm
RECEPTIONS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 20+21, 1-3PM 
Hosted by the Gallery and sons Dashiell and Ryder Hunold

A portion of each sale will be donated to charity

Untitled (Eyes), pigment print 17×22″ by Michael Hunold

Michael Hunold, Neighbors and Balloon, pigment print, 16x20", open edition, $400

Untitled (Neighbors) from SHOOT

In Michael’s words:

I was bitten by the shutterbug as a boy. An enjoyable pursuit that became a way of life: taking and making photographs for fun. What is interesting? What compels me to look closely? What is the character of a place or the story in a face? What is the personality of light? What defines a picture? Nothing should be ignored. Be provoked and inspired by the visible. Question expectations and practice swift decisions. Look for springs of beauty, humor, and surprising meaning in daily life. This becomes a way of being in the world, as natural as thinking.

Choosing a digital “point & shoot” camera for its portability, unobtrusive size, and automatic functions, I accept the intrinsic limitations of its optics while embracing its potential for spontaneity and energetic engagement with the world.

Another boyhood obsession was the movies. I grew up immersed in that culture. Now, I am employed in the motion picture industry as an electrician and gaffer, lighting movies for a living. The light that is a narrative tool on the screen also transforms the spaces where the movies are manufactured. These are spaces of complex machinery, unique perspectives, surprising juxtapositions of real and unreal, strangeness, and beauty. The practice of picture taking/making is the same wherever I am, but my many hours on location and in studios have provided a vantage to a world vibrating with visual potential.

The resulting images are a biopic of my working life in a factory of dreams.

Bio

Michael Hunold of Woodstock has been a photographer, sometimes professionally, since his teens. He was a staff photographer with the Soho Weekly News; Center for Inter-American Relations; Museum of Natural History. He was stringer for Time-Life. His photographs have appeared in: The Village Voice; New York Magazine; The New York Times; The Woodstock Times; The Kingston Freeman.

Hunold’s photographs have been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Goddard-Riverside Community Center; Davis Orton Gallery; and the Griffin Museum Of Photography. His photobook, SHOOT, was judged “Best-In-Show” in Davis Orton Gallery’s Photobook Exhibition, 2014 juried by Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis.

Hunold has an MFA from NYU Graduate Film School. He is a member of IATSE Local 52 and the Screen Actors Guild.

Michael Hunold of Woodstock NY has been a photographer, sometimes professionally, since his teens. He was a staff photographer with: The Soho Weekly News; The Center for Inter-American Relations; The Museum Of Natural History. He was stringer for Time-Life. His photographs have appeared in: The Village Voice; New York Magazine; The New York Times; The Woodstock Times; The Kingston Freeman.

His photographs have been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art; The Goddard-Riverside Community Center; Davis Orton Gallery; and the Griffin Museum Of Photography; Some of the images in SHOOT appeared in his photobook, SHOOT, which was judged “Best-In-Show” in Davis Orton Gallery’s Photobook Exhibition, 2014. This exhibit also travelled to the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Hunold has an MFA from NYU Graduate Film School. He is a member of IATSE Local 52 and the Screen Actors Guild.


The 14th Annual Photobook Show
is moving to the
Griffin Museum of Photography
May is Photobook Month at the Griffin Museum.


TW0 ONLINE CLASSES
Karen Davis, curator and co-founder of Davis Orton Gallery, will be offering two online classes, evenings, this spring, through the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA.
 Both classes, limited to 8, 

Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Fine Art Photography (info)
&
The Self-Published Photobook Workshop (offered late May, (contact Karen: karen@davisortongallery.com for more information)


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