Michael Gray

13.02.2012 in12:59 in Landscapes -->


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Born in London, UK, living near Clapham Common, Michael’s fascination with photography began when he purchased his first SLR camera in 1985. Photographing initially in colour he soon became dissatisfied with the results and took a correspondence course in photography. Inspired by the work of Ansel Adams he built his own black and white darkroom where he would spend many hours practising the art. The medium gave Michael full control of the creative process although early attempts were dull and most photographs were uninteresting. His style has evolved over the years and recent work includes his local environment either early morning or under the cover of darkness.
Michael’s slow methodical approach to photography combines perfectly with his use of medium format and 5×4 cameras, which have become his main tools for creative work in recent years.