Sandpiper member artist Michael Stockhill

Michael L. Stockhill, currently a resident of Polson after his retirement as a Senior Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, has had an interest in photography since his childhood in Whitefish and Kalispell. His first camera was a Roy Rogers model, and he remembers taking his black and white film to the Lacy Studio in Whitefish, Montana, for developing and printing. Working mostly now in color, he has found the ability to easily scan transparencies and to capture images with digital cameras—and then control the printing process—to be liberating. While he has produced many air-to-air photographs for aviation magazines, the images he selected for this web page are mostly landscapes and abstract images from natural and man-made objects. The series of miniatures are highly cropped 35mm scans manipulated with Photoshop reminiscent of 19th Century paintings.

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