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ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My roots as a classically trained painter has had a profound influence on my photographic style. When light and shadow are captured on paper it becomes a form of communication and the goal of communication is understanding. To me, a successful image is measured in it's ability to communicate it's makers message, if understood, than the image succeeds. The images I create represent how I see the world, create being the definitive word. My style of photography is not about just capturing what is in front of the lens but serves only as a starting point for the final image. Each one of my images is a unique one-of-a-kind vision which represents not only my artistic skill but my soul. I spend 11 months a year traveling in a self contained mobile digital darkroom "Van-Go" seeking stimulating subjects that will excite my creativity and also give workshops around the country on digital photography and fine art technique. 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
New York, NY

CITY OF SARASOTA
Florida

COLUMBIA RECORDS, USA

SONY CORPORATION, USA


TELEVISION

TV 44
The Sandra Lee Show
Interview with an artist
Long Island, NY

WLIW  - Ch. 21
Benefit Art Auction
New York, NY

TECH TV
The Internet tonight show

 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

NEXUS GALLERY 
New York, NY
(212) 982-5085

The HIRAM BLAUVELT ART MUSEUM
Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 261-0012


AFTERIMAGE GALLERY
Chosen, Viewers Best

Dallas, TX 75201 (214)871-9140


FRASER GALLERY
 Georgetown, Washington, DC
(202) 298-6450

SOHO GALLERY
New York, NY


NEXUS GALLERY 
New York, NY
(212) 982-5085

The GRAYS GALLERY
 London, England


THE PICTURE GALLERY 
Sag Harbor N.Y. (516) 725-3100

 ART SHOWS


Naples International Art Festival
Naples, Florida

Cotton Wood Fine Arts Festival
Richardson, TX

Beaver Creek Art Festival
Vail, Colorado

Winter Park Art Festival
Winter Park,
Florida


BIO

MICHAEL J. DEPRAIDA:  born and raised in New York City. Classically trained in oil and pastels under contemporary painter Giuseppi Trottor and modernist painter Eugene Kurakin. Currently working in both the traditional and digital media, In the spring 2000, Depraida left his home to travel and live on the road in his 36 foot digital darkroom/morothome "Van-go" 
 
 In order to maintain complete visual control all Fine art Giclee prints are developed and printed by my hand
using archival inks and paper. All prints are signed and limited editions are reserved to 200..
 My work has been published and exhibited throughout the United States, and is in the permanent art collection of The New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Fine art
images can be ordered by credit card
click on the following image  


for information and pricing.

For more information,
feel free to contact me at my studio:
(917) 806.0566
Internet: webmaster@artlink.net

PUBLICATIONS


Robert Farber's
PHOTO WORKSHOP
Double Exposure Magazine

THE SCREAM ONLINE

SABINE MAGAZINE

VISUAL TRENDS MAGAZINE

PhotoResource Magazine
20 BEST photographic internet sites 01/01

FOTO synthesis Magazine
(COVER)



PHOTO RESOURCE MAGAZINE
(COVER)  

1998 College of William & Mary review


MANHATTAN ARTS International Magazine
1999, 8th annual competition
Award of Excellence
Category: Figurative

WIRED ARTS for WIRED HEARTS

PHOTO RESOURCE MAGAZINE

INTERNET PHOTOWORKSHOP
Real-time virtual exhibition
www.photoworkshop.com


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