Michael L McBrayer, Photo Artist
My parents gave me my 1st camera when I turned 10 in 1965. It was a Kodak Instamatic 104, which I still own. My Dad had been an Air Force photographer and instilled in me my love for photography. I later took up oil painting, but my schedule for both photography and painting has been rather limited in recent years.
I went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Horticulture. I worked in a wholesale greenhouse operation for 2 years and then general retail sales for 20 years. I became a small business owner of the Corner Stone II in 1999 which I closed in 2009. Today, I do part time office management as an independent contractor. I was a screener for the Irlen Institute through Silver Circles, Inc. for nearly 10 years. I have also been on the volunteer staff of the Kentucky Horse Park since 2006 and the Henry Clay Estate since 2012.
These days, as a photo hobbyist, my goal is to present family friendly photography that focuses on the beauty of God’s creation and man’s innovations. All scripture used on my photo art is from a 1913 King James Bible that once belonged to my great, great uncle John.
Unlike most realism photographers, I consider my photographic style reminiscent of the Pictorial movement of the late 19th century and the early 20th century. ca 1885 to 1915. Though many of my photos lean toward realism, I prefer to create works via digital programs that are somewhat unique and express how I want a scene to appear when finished.