Michael Joseph Hoard (USA)
Hello, and a southern welcome from the City that Care Forgot, New Orleans, Louisiana USA,! I am, Chef Michael the multi-talented local Actor,Artist, Musician, Photographer and Singer. My interest in photography at an early age, encouraged my parents to present to me my first camera a Kodak Brownie when I was 10 years old. Having formal training in Art while attending Grammar School and 4 years training in Commercial Art in High School, upon graduating I pursued a career in Commercial Art and Graphic Art in layout and design located in New Orleans, LA USA. Also, I enrolled for two years at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA USA to continue my education in Fine Arts. In retrospect, I advanced from that Kodak Brownie to an Olympus OM10, Cannon A1, Cannon EOS 10, Acer and Hewlett Packard lap top web camera, HTC 5 pixel mobile phone and from time to time disposable cameras. I have always used my view finder as a canvas and developed a unique style in my photography over the years. I am thankful for my professional careers as a Commerical and Graphic Artist. When I look through the viewfinder, I have always sensed a natural ability while i am taking photos. Basically, I enjoy taking pictures, of my surroundings. You are the finder of the view and in return, its what the viewer perceives your photo to represent as in a smile to their face, a tear to their eye, an opinion or just pure enjoyment. They are the thoughts in my mind, the images I see in my dreams but most of all, the spirit in my heart, the love of photography and my home New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Thru the camera's viewfinder I simply try to capture the spirit of that particular time and place for others to enjoy, Equipment used over the years are Kodak Brownie, Throw-a-way, HP @ Acer lap top cam, HTC 6 pixel, Olympus OM10, Cannon AE1, Cannon EOS 10, Nikon L820. Thank you for all the comments and for viewing my gallery of "eye see COLORS" "COLOR is merely a de-fraction of light"(copyright text 2015) MyPhotoImages (c) 1960 - 2015. All Rights Reserved by Photographer.