She was born and bred in Ravenna, Michigan. She traveled and lived over on the east coast for awhile and since returned to call Muskegon her home again.
You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl! (hit return before I finished it. My internet is being goofy again tonight!) – Michelle
Her style of photography is both digital and 35mm film. She spands from landscape to editorial to close up nature study. From subject matters that include profiles to decaying buildings to beach fronts, she explores a wide variety she explores every facet of the world around her.
What inspires me mostly, the overlooked, the abandoned, the forgotten and the broken. That’s what fuels my passion. – Michelle
She has submitted a print in a National Competition and was chosen to hang in an art gallery in Springfield, Illinois. She has been covered in for her work in several gallery that her photography group in West Michigan.
What do I hope to achieve…I would love for people to look at things differently. – Michelle
She has been “taking pictures” since she was a young she says with air quotes. She felt like they were never awful but never great, but when she went to Africa in 2005, she took the most amazing pictures up to that point in her life and couldn’t wait until she got back home to print them out. When she did, she thought they were “meh”. So she decided that she needed to learn how to get what she saw in her head into her photographs.
What message does she have for aspiring artists,
Just do it. Get out of your own head and stop being your worst critic. Don’t listen to the naysayers and the critics. Follow your heart and just do it! – Michelle
As for those naysayers and onlookers she would like you to consider looking at things differently. Look around and be aware of things you might not normally see. She hopes her work to start conversations. She wants to make people think and share those thoughts.