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"Why?" is always about the backstories behind great images, shared by some of the industry's most respected photographers.
It's time for you to meet Michael ONeill. Based outside NYC, he's the fifty-fifth artist in this series with a terrific backstory about the image above. While each "Why?" image and backstory has been unique, the common denominator for everybody has been their passion for the craft.
Although there's nothing Michael can't shoot, his passion is bringing fine art to his clients. He never compromises on the quality of an image and has spent his career fine-tuning his skill set. In the podcast he mentions a workshop he attended many years ago with Dean Collins, a good friend and inspiration to so many of us in the industry. It's a classic example of the importance Michael puts on education and his interest in being both a teacher and student today.
As an artist, educator, and writer you'll find a lot of great content with a visit to his website. Just click on his image.
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.