Michael Chilcoat – Photography – The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by Whitefish photographer Michael Chilcoat during the month of August. Mike bought his first film SLR camera in 1996 in an attempt capture some of the magnificent places after moving west in the early nineties. Mike’s work has been published in various popular magazines including Town & Country, Outdoor Photography (UK), Departures Magazine and Travel and Leisure.
Mike currently resides in Whitefish to be close to the wild, natural outdoor spaces he loves. His favorite subjects to shoot are beautiful, interestingly lit landscapes to create large fine art prints, outdoor action for catalog and web, and wildlife in the great outdoors. Mike shoots with Canon equipment and does all his own printing.

Mike says “There is nothing quite like being in the moment, seeing an event in nature that will never happen in exactly the same way again. The goal of my photography is to show the simple beauty in these events, such as the rise of a trout, the first storms of Winter, or the peace in the stillness of a forest. I strive to capture the essence of these fleeting moments in vivid color and detail, but also enjoy the textures of light, shadow, symmetry and balance, in the simplicity of black and white. I can only hope the magnificence that surrounds us here in the mountains of the Western US shows through in my photography, and that the enjoyment of viewing it surpasses the enjoyment I’ve had creating it.
Meet Mike during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Mike’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of August.