Michael Pressman began photographing the people, streets, and landscape of his native Brooklyn, New York when he was eight years old. His love of photography has endured and expanded to include nature, wildlife, abstract, and most recently photo-based digital art.
A photographic image is a work of imagination—by the creator of the image through the camera’s eye and by the viewer experiencing that creation. By photographing common natural sights--landscape and wildlife, Michael sought the abstraction and depth secreted within the image.
The eye takes in dots of light developed on a film emulsion or rendered from a digital sensor, the brain reassembles that information, interprets it—and we all to do that differently! Michael is intrigued by the process, emotional and intellectual, of how we interpret an image, and what makes an image lodge in our memory.
Michael’s recent work has detoured from single-image photography to layering and blending multiple images one upon another. The results are newly created images, giving us more to see beyond the physical world. Interestingly, these new works of imagination often are processed by the brain and interpreted by the viewer as if they were found in the natural world.
Michael spent more than 30 years as a national broadcast journalist for both ABC News and NBC News, on programs that included ABC News 20/20, Dateline NBC, and the Today show. Mostly working in “long-form”—news magazines and documentaries—as a producer, director, and writer, he is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy, and Cine Golden Eagle awards.
He has exhibited his photography widely In New York and Connecticut including the Chester Gallery, Chester, CT; Rockwell Gallery, New Caanan, CT; Rockefeller