Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Menegus.
Mike, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My dad introduced me into photography in my early teens. Back then I used Kodak 110 cameras which the film came in a drop-in cartridge. I found it fascinating a very slender almost spy camera was so small, could create images. It was a great way to connect with my dad. As the years progressed, eventually he purchased me a Mamiya 35mm film camera-taught me how to develop film and print as well. Fast forward to present day, continued with photography as a hobby, eventually purchased my first DSLR a Nikon D90.
Mainly photographing landscape, sunsets, and church events. One particular event, the hostess of the restaurant where the church band was playing, asked to for me headshots. Of course, I was an expert (not) that was my foray into portrait photography. I was laid off from my day job on 4/27/2011 and my wife mentioned I should do photography full time. Sounded like a great idea and I am still learning how to run a photography business but I am happy to have met interesting and great people along the way.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Most photographers we want to be different from the next photographer. At the end of the day, I want and hope my clients enjoyed the experience. And for those local or travel images I do, take an image of a familiar place and see it through my lenses.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
Not seen as a professional because most everyone has a “nice” camera. Some clients don’t see or respect our art form.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My website is: www.mikemenegusphotography.com which has links to my Instagram and Flickr pages.
- Website: www.mikemenegusphotography.com
- Phone: 6195347755
- Email: email@example.com
Mike Menegus photography