Friday, July 9, 2010

Where You Live ~ Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson, Buffalo, NY USA

TheCamerasEye TheVintageEye

Lazy days of Summer

Beyond the Sea - Lighthouse

Living in New York State, in the Great Lakes area, it is no wonder that photographer Michelle Anderson finds inspiration in life by the water. Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Niagara Falls are all nearby, and it is reflected in her photography, with sailboats and lighthouses. Walking along the footpaths by the river, watching the sunsets down by the lake, and exploring state parks and back roads are where she captures many things "through the camera's eye."

Red Red Rose

One of Michelle's favourite local traditions is during the Summer, when an annual "Garden Walk" is held. The people of Buffalo open their gardens to the public, and in Michelle's words, "the surprises we find are breathtaking." Some of her favourite flowers to photograph are Roses, Gerber Daisies and Wildflowers. Just outside the city there are two wildlife preserves, with a wide variety of birds, such as Chickadees, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Peregrine Falcons, and Hawks. The local parks are home to many animals as well.

Poetry of Winter

The seasons are beautiful but fleeting, except for the Winter, which Michelle says is long and drawn out. Despite the cold winds, she still enjoys capturing lovely Winter images of the snow and ice on the water, as well as of the local birds. She muses that her photographic style is eclectic, and changes as quickly as the seasons.

Winter is looming

Places she's visited: Puerto Rico, San Francisco, Toronto, Los Angeles, and most of the southern and northern states. Half of her childhood was spent in Canada (Michelle's father is Canadian, her mother is American), and for many years she lived an hour from New York City. Roadtrips are one of her favourite pastimes, touring NY state parks as well as those in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Where she'd love to go someday: Australia, China, The Netherlands, France and Greece.

If you'd like to see more of Michelle's work, visit her here:

The Camera's Eye

The Vintage Eye

Her BLOG

Her FLICKR GALLERY

~Interview by Caitlin Brookes

6 comments:

  1. Michelle's work is so indicative of the beautiful landscapes that surround her- my region is similar in its offering but yet our views are so different! Wonderful interview!

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  2. Now I definitely want to go visit the East coast :) Lovely work, Michelle, Love your new shop too :) (Hearted)

    Great interview, caitlin, keep them coming :) T.

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  3. These are amazingly beautiful and ethereal photographs. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful work, & wonderful interview!

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