In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye. He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image. Sensual and tactile, his work elicits a visceral response.
Over the past 30 years, he has created a body of work that has been featured both internationally and in galleries from New York City to Los Angeles. Portfolios of his landscape photography have appeared in magazines such as Silvershotz, Black and White, Today’s Photographer, Fotomagazin and Photo/Design, while manufacturers of the finest digital coffee table books such as Graphistudios continue to use collections of his work to show off the lush tones of their printing process. His photography has also been used to advertise Schneider large format lenses, Sinar Bron large format view cameras, Mitsubishi photographic printing papers, Polaroid Corporation instant imaging, Millers Imaging, and MPix digital printing services.
His landscape photographs from Martha’s Vineyard Island, Western Massachusetts and the Southwest are in private, corporate, and museum collections.
Selected as a Master of Moab fine art imaging, Michael’s work is printed on Moab fine art printing papers and exhibited at industry shows and galleries here and abroad. Sponsored by Manfrotto, (formally Bogen Imaging), Michael speaks about his unique vision at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, The Event Space (B&H Photo) and other venues.
He divides his time between teaching at the Hallmark School of Photography, running workshops, mentoring and speaking about the art of landscape photography.
Here is a link to a short video of Michael discussing his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-BycBxELg