Nature Fine Art and Portrait Photography
Michael Weishan maintains a home-based photography business (dba Images by Michael) specializing in nature, fine art and location/lifestyle portrait photography. He enjoys immersing himself with the patterns and textures found in the chaos of nature, and loves observing the interplay of wildlife. His interest in nature photography developed in 1970 after reading In Wilderness is the Preservation of the World (a book of photographs by Eliot Porter accompanied by selected passages from Thoreau’s Walden Pond).
His photographs have been selected for the Southern Tier Biennial Exhibit, the Art Association of Oswego’s Annual Lakeside Statewide Juried Art Exhibition and displayed in the Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, the Center Gallery at Jamestown Community College, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council Gallery (solo show). His photographs have appeared on calendars, company and real estate websites, and in travel brochures.
He has exhibited in the Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, the Center Gallery at Jamestown Community College, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council Gallery (solo show), the Surroundings Gallery in Westfield, Glass Arts Gallery in Mayville, the Mossy Bank Nature Center, and at several businesses.
He enjoys sharing his interest and knowledge by presenting photography slide shows and instructional programs. He has also been a judge for photography contests. At the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, he volunteers as a photo archivist, digitizing Roger’s original images to make them available in their database.