“It all begins by feeling and embracing the magic moment when light and subject matter connect”
That connection is what inspires Michael Tischler to click the shutter. Be it his bold, highly color-saturated Urban Landscapes or the subdued, muted palate of his images depicting Nature, Michael creates his Fine Art Photography through a combination of technique, experience and an innate sense of that perfect moment.
Michael began his love affair with photography 40 years ago when his father gave him his first Kodak Point and Shoot camera. His first subject was iconic Yosemite National Park. Capturing the expansive beauty of nature became a passion, which has endured to this day.
Raised in New York State’s picturesque Hudson Valley, it is no surprise that Michael developed a discerning eye for his natural surroundings. Never one to take the easy road, he challenged himself early on to find the small detail or quality of light which would elevate his landscapes from the ordinary to the magical.
Through robust sales of his imagery and exposure in local galleries, Michael’s photos became widely recognized and respected in the world of Fine Art Landscape Photography.
Looking to stretch his boundaries further, in 2012 Michael embarked on a new project. Photographing and creating landscapes with New York City as his subject matter. This challenge soon became an obsession, taking him high above and deep below the city that never sleeps. From decaying subway tunnels to pristine bridges, to parks, promenades and Iconic landmark buildings, Michael’s dramatic and cinematic “Urban Landscapes” are powerful, sometimes peaceful and always thought provoking.
A new bold color palate became his signature style and the cutting edge technique of HDR photography allowed him to create crystal clear images to the point of hyperrealism.
It was at this time that Michael also decided to “Go Big”
He understood that his Cityscapes were enhanced dramatically when printed very large and even more so when printed on sublimated aluminum, a new technique relatively few fine art photographers had heard of or considered.
The large aluminum prints of the “Urban Landscape” series were exposed at the Michael Tischler Gallery on West Broadway in Soho from September through December of 2015.
It was the first gallery in NYC devoted exclusively to exhibiting large format work printed on archival aluminum.
The work received critical acclaim from Howard Halle, chief art critic of Time Out NY.
The success of the gallery was immediate with sales of over 130 pieces within the first 3 months.
Michael is now exhibiting his work at exclusive showrooms across the United States.