Michael Puff Photography


Representation:

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

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

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.

I am also an avid miniaturist and photograph the remarkable miniature creations of many artisans. My photographs of miniatures are regularly featured in the pages and on the covers of miniature magazines in the United States, England, and Spain.

Exhibits & Publications:

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

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

February 2014:   Featured Artist, The Photographic Nude 2014, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

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 © 2012 Michael Puff and may not be reproduced without permission