One of my most favorite things about the Spring time in Atlanta is all of the lovely festivals. The Dogwood Festival is a particularly special one for me because I always leave Piedmont Park feeling inspired and ready to paint!
I stumbled upon the works of Michael Bryant at this years Dogwood Festival, his prints of fluffy white clouds against acid colored skies screamed at me from across the park. I was instantly in love with the use of his Holga toy camera.
Michael calls Atlanta home, but he discovered his love of photography whilst in Europe having been moved by the rich history, architecture and art on the other side of the pond.He bought his first Holga before a trip to Paris in 1999 and never looked back, preferring the mystery and unknown of the old time camera than the instant perfect image of the digital age.
I asked Michael a few questions, here are his short and sweet answers;
What made you want to be an artist?
What makes one want to create? I have no idea.
What is your favorite camera?
What is the most difficult part about being an artist?
What is your favorite piece that you have created?
The next one.
What piece of art would you most like to put up in your own home?
Anything by Cannaletto.
What are your goals for your art?
For it to bring pleasure to others.
What is your favorite thing about Atlanta?
Camellias in the winter
What is your favorite drink at a coffee shop?
Earl Grey Tea.
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