Today we are joining The Monocle Times very own star photographer Mich Angel on his newest exhibit. Of cause we do have the chance to hold an exclusive interview with him and are very happy to share it with you.
As you might imagine the exhibit itself is a pice of art, we are currently on the main deck of his Origin Jumpworks 890 Jump, cruised along a route that leads us past the spots the artists performed his work.
Now after enjoying some of the exquisite refreshments we are joined by Mr. Angel himself to answer some of the pressing questions, so without further ado lets get into it.
SQRW: "Mr. Angel, let me begin with thanking you for inviting us here today and express what an honour it is to have you part of our circle."
MA: "You're welcome! This been on the agenda for some time and good to have you here. Perfect to our monthly party cruse. So let's get this ship going and leave port.."
SQRW: "That does make sense, how about just a little tip for an aspiring artist?"
MA: "It's hard you cannot teach people to take picture like you then they just be a copy of you. What need to be taught is how they find their way of doing it with knowledge of how to frame it right what is a picture and what is an image."
SQRW: "So a picture is a bit like a signature to you?"
MA: "Yes, they need to find their style so their pictures and images become there thumbprint. Make their images and pictures unique. So when you see pictures you can, after a couple maybe, identify who made it. when you see enough of mine you will pick out new one I make even if they are mixed with others if I succeed with that I made a good picture or image"
SQRW: "So what have you done to get where you are today?"
MA: "Experience and trail and error. A lot of study and to take thousands and thousands of pictures. That is how you become a good photographer if you find your style most don't and are just copycats of others."
SQRW: "Now we've talked a bit about how you make your art, but how do you get the ideas?"
MA: "That is a lot of what makes it art, it's inspiration nothing you could teach. What I tend to do is fly it through the universe looking at the exterior cameras. See how it look from all different angles. When I find one I like I start to stand still take basic test shoot to see if it is how I imagine it to be. Mostly I am pretty much dead on when I start taking the picture if as this 350r is a series of picture telling a story."
SQRW: "Now there is one more question that i am sure many of the readers have a burning interest in. Everyone knows that you can't put a price tag on art, and fortunately our usual reads are not really worried about price anyways, but if one would want to acquire some of your work for their office how to go about it? Or is your work exclusive to those invited to your expositions?"
MA: (with a wide grin)"Well ... they are mostly it is exclusive. During invite on a cruse. Of cause that is not set in stone ... right offer will get my attention."
And with that we'll lave Mr. Angel to tend to the other guests and enjoy some of the excellent Champaign served onboard. As usual we hope the that we could share some important information and everyone enjoyed this as much as we will enjoy the new painting we have for our office.
by Mich Angel and Sir Quentin Reginald Watshon; art by Mich Angel