Michael Puff Photography


Representation:

Art Intersection
207 North Gilbert Road, Suite 201
Gilbert, AZ 85234
480-361-1118

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103-4219
503-468-0238

I am a San Francisco Bay Area fine art photographer. I have been a visual artist all of my life, exploring painting, sculpture, and theatrical scene design at various times. In more recent years the photographic medium is my passion, a means of artistic expression, an avocation. I enjoy beauty, humor, the dramatic, the incongruous, and the surreal. These are the elements most prevalent in my work.

Solo Exhibits:

October 2016:    Michael T. Puff: Platinum and Palladium Prints, Ryan Gallery, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

February 2014:    Michael Puff : “Once upon a nude...”
Featured artist in conjunction with The Photographic Nude 2014, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

Juried & Group Exhibits, Publications:

November 2018: 2018 Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
Juror: Dan Burkholder

July 2018:    3rd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

March 2018:    Light Sensitive 2018, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Juror: scott b. davis

February 2018:    The Photographic Nude 2018, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror: Christa Blackwood

January 2018:    Ryan Gallery Artists: Platinum and Palladium, Ryan Gallery, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

September 2017:    2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

March 2017:    Light Sensitive 2017, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

February 2017:    The Photographic Nude 2017, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror: Kim Weston

December 2016:    Winter Exhibition, Ryan Gallery, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

December 2016:    Members Exhibit 2016, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

August 2016:    First Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

April 2016:    The LightBox Files Exhibit, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

February 2016:    The Photographic Nude 2016, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror: Michael and Chelsea Granger

November 2015:    2015 International Juried Exhibition — A Single Photograph Competition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Juror: Robert Hirsch, Light Research

February 2015:    The Photographic Nude 2015, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror: Robert Gojevic of Blur Magazine

January 2015:    2015 International Juried Exhibition — A Portfolio Competition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Juror: Douglas Marshall, Peter Fetterman Gallery

January 2014:    Eternal Platinum – Contemporary Platinum/Palladium Prints, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

January 2014:    2014 Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Juror: Diana L. Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum

March 2013:   The Photographic Nude 2013, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Juror: Chris Kovacs
Juror's Award

January 2013:    2013 Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Jurors: Dean Brierly and Chris Johnson

December 2012:   Published in arte fotogràfico, Issue 632, Fotografia Imaginativa, Spain

November 2012:   Best of Light Sensitive 2012, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Group Show: Christina Z. Anderson, Bryan David Griffith, Michael Puff

October 2012:   Unusual Beauty, Albuquerque Photographers' Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Jurors: Dennis Chamberlain, Bill d'Ellis, Janet Worne

September 2012:   Heavy Metal, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Jurors: Terry Thompson and Kathleen Malan Thompson

March 2012:   Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Juror: Dr.Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum

February 2012:   Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Honorable Mention
Juror: Brian Taylor

January 2012:  One Eye Shut, California Photographers - Group Show, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

October 2011:   Hand+Eye: An International Competition of Contemporary Handcrafted Photography - Jurors: Christina Z. Anderson and Sam Wang, Exhibit: No Alternatives, Through This Lens Gallery, Durham, NC

October 2011:  Mixed Media Miniature - Juried Show, Honorable Mention, The CK Gallery, Oakland, CA

June 2011:  Oakland Fine Art Photographers Group, Open Studios - Juried Show, Bill McClaren Studio, Oakland, CA

June 2010:  2010 Kellicutt International Photo Show - Through A Lens: Energy, Strength or Power - Juried Show, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA


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"If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time." -Robert Doisneau

all images © Michael Puff and may not be reproduced without permission