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Since 2001 when I retired from the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office,  I have been a volunteer with several non-profit agencies,  traveled and lived abroad,  enjoyed  my children and their families, and, most of all, being with my wife of over 52 years.  During my travels, I would always go to art museums in any city that I visited. I loved looking at all forms of art.  I would try to articulate my feelings when I saw a work that excited me.   I would ask myself what it was that moved me.  But, behind those feelings, I wanted to product art that would fulfill my need to communicate and would excite others.

For that, I chose photography.  Since early childhood, I loved to look at photographs.  Usually, these were black and white photos that my father took and placed in large photo albums.  There would be photos of family and places – each with its own story to tell.

In junior high school I became more active in photography.  With the help of my father, I set up a small darkroom in the basement of our house and would develop film and make contact prints from negatives that I took with my Brownie camera.

I have continued to take photos and own various cameras since that time.

In November of 2015,  I purchased a new higher end digital camera and began to learn all that I could about its use and the principles that go into making and processing a photograph.

Soon after my purchase I enrolled at Washtenaw Community College, http;//wccnet.edu, to take classes in  photography.  WCC is known for having a superior photography faculty and facility.

I have continued to take classes there through the present  and appreciate the outstanding instruction I have received.

This website displays some of my work.

The photographs displayed are taken with both film, large and medium format, and digital cameras.

I appreciate any feedback on my work.  You can reach me through the contact page.

Please be aware that none of the photographs appearing in this site may be used for commercial purposes without me explicit permission.

Michael Fried
January 2018

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