Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mannequins from London




I just got back from 2 weeks in London and Scotland.  It is so nice to travel.  I wasn't expecting much, but London really goes all out for their window displays.  Here are a few outtakes. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Website update - Portfolio pages added


For years I used Smugmug hosting so that people could order their wedding and family photos directly from there.  It worked great and also doubled as a wedding photography portfolio.  I think the last wedding I shot was in 2006.  So, it was definitely due for a revamp.  Smugmug just did its own redesign and offered some more attractive page layouts to choose from.

I've archived all of the wedding galleries, added the Store Window Portraits, and came up with this: www.mcgrawphoto.smugmug.com.

Here are some of the Store Window Portraits you will find here, in addition to exhibit history, resume, etc.







Monday, September 2, 2013

Mona Lisa of Robbinsdale - SOLD at the MN State Fair Fine Arts competition




So, I'm pretty excited to have gotten into the MN State Fair Fine Arts competition this year.  I made it a few years ago with my Geese on the Mississippi River photo.  Mona Lisa of Robbinsdale was shot earlier this year at night outside a second hand shop.  There is a 3 foot by 4 foot Mona Lisa print in the window.  I was testing out my new camera and its low-light capabilities and caught the reflections of the traffic, too.  The headlights lined up with the nostrils.  Pretty funny.

Anyway, so I got into the fair competition, went to check it out and it took me forever because it was on the last wall on the left.  What did I see?  A red dot!  Sold!  I'm so happy this photo will be sitting in someone's living room.  So happy I don't need to make another trip down to the fair grounds to pick up my photo, too.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Exhibit at Mitrebox in Minneapolis


I am very excited to be showing in the front windows of Mitrebox gallery in Minneapolis in the North Loop. The shop is located on Washington Ave just South of JD Hoyt's.  Easy to find, parking in back.

On display is one of two remaining mounted photographs of Geese on the Mississippi River.  I recently sold my 40"x60" photograph if this and the one at Mitrebox is only 30x40.  Still impressive, and may fit on more walls.  $800 and it's yours.

I am also showing some of my new smaller photographs that fit in a standard 16x20 frame.  I think this new work is some of my best so I'm very happy for the chance to show them here.

Mitrebox is foremost a frame shop. They have done great work for me and some of my clients. They also have a super friendly store dog which makes any visit fun.

Stop by through the end of July.

Michael McGraw at Mitrebox

Geese on the Mississippi River

Smaller, newer work.

Monday, May 27, 2013

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Photographer/Artist based in Mpls, MN. I have a studio in the NE Arts District--Studio #274 at the Northrup King Bldg, 1500 Jackson St NE. I photograph elements of nature to explore color, shape, and composition. My goal is to capture images of the nature around me in a way that explodes (or seaps) with beauty. If that nature is in a vacant city lot, all the better. (All images Copyrighted. Use permitted with permission).

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