Born a number of years ago in Southern Ontario to Scottish immigrant parents. As a teenager was introduced to a Nikon FE, which promptly caused a VERY large number of poor snapshots. Once girls were discovered NOT to gross, the camera got left behind.
Fast forward to a few years ago.
A cheap (and rather beat up) Nikon F401x was discovered and the poor snapshot phase was restarted. Discouraged and tired of lab fees, Mr. Mitchell went in search of better artistic style (HA!) which lead him to the library. Discovering that many tend to steal or destroy library books, he soon moved on. With a love of Black and White pictures, and a discovery that these could be done at home, a darkroom quickly ensued.
After a couple of frustrating "continueing education" classes, Mr. Mitchell has improved (debatable) his ability, moved out of the snapshot phase and now attempts to produce fine art images. I also continue to inflict punshment on myself by taking more bad night classes and the rest of the world but producing questional prints with fancy names, on silver gelatine.
(sorry BWgirl, I just couldn't resist the switch of persons)
This is on my gallery page. I don't particularly like it but it will do for now. I wrote it in the third person as this seemed to be the fashion and i am shallow and follow trends.
'born in norfolk in 1971, marcus scott has been interested in visual art for a number of years, with past jobs including cad operator, motocross livery designer and technical illustrator.
more recently he has moved into photography when he bought his first 'serious' camera in july 2003. enrolling on a level 2 city & guilds course has seen marcus's work evolve from colour snaps to hand printed black & white images.
with the end of the course and passes with distinction comes new challenges and marcus is thinking of the future. while the rural landscape of norfolk is a big inspiration he is always looking to expand his personal horizons. future projects include cityscapes and social documentary work.'
Last edited by sparx; 10-20-2004 at 10:45 AM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: losy spelin
One doesn't write in the first person because it sounds like bragging. One writes in the third person so it looks like one actually has friends.
I find writing them quite easy. The trick is not to believe all the bullshit that you write.
Once again Michael has proven to be the catalyst to my creative writing ability. Therefore having given credit where credit is due, I will begin.
Mr. Miller is an accomplished artist currently working in the medium of black and white photography. This follows his equally stellar and noteworthy accomplishments in painting (by number), wood burning, and cow chip sculpture.
He migrated to this present means of self expression after severely burning himself while wood burning. Still later, he discovered that he couldn't count very well and the color scheme in his paint by number images became disjointed and virtually indistinguishable from a childs finger painting. (this comment taked from an actual critique) Ultimately he found that wet cow chips do not stack very well. This fact was further complicated when his former wife commented " you smell like s***".
Considering his age, purchasing his photography would probably be a worthwhile investment since not much more will be produced and very little of it presently exists.