For this installment of the Feature Friday series of posts, I interviewed Michael from MGW Photography. He is located in Binghamton and takes awesome photos which he sells on Etsy as a hobby. I believe he is the only photographer on our team (sorry if I am mistaken and overlooked someone!). My mother was a photographer, so I've always had an interest in the medium and great respect for people who can conceive and execute a great photo. One of Michael's photos was recently selected to be printed in the Sony World Photography Awards Book for 2009 out of a pool of over 70,000 photographs! Pretty impressive. Read the interview to find out about more about Michael and his work:
What do you most enjoy about your craft?
That no matter how much you know there is always more to learn. When I am not learning I get bored so photography has given me a opportunity to continue to learn.
How has your experience on Etsy been?
Etsy has been a great boost for my confidence. People had told me that they liked my photography when I first started taking picture but it wasnt until others started buying my stuff on etsy that I really started believing it. I now have an exhibit coming up in either Oct or Nov during Binghamtons First Friday Art Walk.
What would you like to see from the CNY Etsy Group in the future?
I would love to see the team grow and become more active. I am trying to spread the word the best I can when I meet people on etsy that live in the CNY area.
I had a really hard time choosing which photos to showcase for this feature, so make sure you check out MGW Photography's Etsy shop for more, as well as Michael's blog!!