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Mysterious Landscape Photography Of Michael McCluskey

Michael McCluskey is a creative director as well as a commercial and fine art photographer. Born and based in the American Midwest, his art uncovers hidden layers in the mundane.

What follows is a collection of Michael’s recent work, along with commentary in his own words:

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My photos are a natural extension of my interest in film and music. By creating a cinematic experience, I try to challenge viewers to ask questions and imagine new narratives.

The images you see in this collection are a part of a series I’ve been working on this past year. I’m hoping to finish it by the end of this summer. The themes and the overall vibe of the series reflect what was going on in my life at that time and how I felt.

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I like escapism. When I experience someone’s art I want to be transported into the universe that they’ve created. A lot of an artist’s voice lies in the details of what they make and the way those details work together.

I am inspired when an artist’s voice is strongly present in their work, and it motivates me to continue to grow as an artist and develop my voice.

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I am inspired when an artist’s voice is strongly present in their work, and it motivates me to continue to grow as an artist and develop my voice.

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Whenever I’m watching a movie or listening to an album I’m mostly just feeling it. That’s how I like to experience art. In a trance. I like to escape into the world or story that the artist has created. It’s one of the only ways that I can shut my brain off. So tone and atmosphere are both really important to me in any work. And those are what I’m mostly concerned with when creating.

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