Michel Hersen: Photographybymichel.net
Michel Hersen’s photography of the Northeast, West, Northwest, and Southwest is inspired by knowledge of Hudson River School painting. His objective is to present the viewer with a tableau permeated by inner light taking advantage of 21st century artistic vision. His photographic art is characterized by a clear compositional framework, luminosity, and coloration. Hersen is a Field Contributor to Nature Photographer and he is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association
Reviews of his Work:
Art News: September 3, 2011, p. 121: "Hersen's images have a sublime quality."
Nature Photographer: (Helen Longest-Saccone: Editor in Chief): "stunningly beautiful images."
Amateur Photographer: (Debi Allen: Deputy Editor): "he has been producing fantastic landscapes with such regularity."
Amateur Photographer: (Editors): :Hersen's compositions and eye for colour are exceptional."
Magazine Publications and Periodicals:
Popular Photography, Travel Oregon, Shutterbug, Nature Photographer; Outdoor Photographer, Freshwater, Pacific Magazine, Camping Life, Digital Photo, Oregonian, American Psychologist, Brainstorm Northwest Magazine, Cabin Life, Country, Amateur Photographer, Night Sky, Starry Night Times, Pacific Coast Philology, Oregon Lakes & Rivers Magazine, Photographer's Forum, Portland Business Journal, Wildbird Magazine. com, The Garden Path, Backpacker Magazine, Bird Watching, Exposure, Destinations
Calendars and Brochures:
Portland Japanese Garden Calendar
Oregon Field Guide Calendar
Oregon Bounty Calendar
Oregon Public Broadcasting Calendar
Providence Connections: Palliative Care Consultation Service Brochure
Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Brochure
Red Phoenix Books (astronomy and geology)
Alex Wilson and John Hayes: Quiet Water (Appalachian Mountain Club: 2014)
Lilian Duval: You Never Know (Wheatmark: 2011)
Oregon Wild 2008: First Prize
Oregon Wild 2011: Honorable mention
Silver Linings Competition 2008: First Prize
Washington County Nature & Wildlife Competition 2010: First Prize
Oregon Naturally 2010: Second Prize
Catch the Color Wooden Shoe Tulip Competition 2011: Third Prize
Oregon :Lakes & Rivers Bird Hunting Photo Contest 2011: Grand Prize
Photography Outdoors Competition (NOWA) 2013: First and Second Prize
Nature's Best (Picture of the Week): 2010, 2013
Popular Photography (Photo of the Month): March 2013: Third Prize
Digital Photo (Destinations 2013 Travel Photo Contest): Finalist
Photography Outdoors Competition (NOWA) 2014: First and Second Prize
Shutterbug Stores Competition 2014 (Landscape Division): Second Prize
Participant, Oregon State Fair: 2010-2013
Michel Hersen: Oregon Landscapes at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon: August 7, 2010-October 10, 2010
Michel Hersen and Rafaelo Kazakov: Beautiful/Gritty: Nature/City: International Images, Sewickley, Pennsylvania: April 29, 2011-August 31, 2011
Michel Hersen and E.J. Baeza: Valley Art Gallery, Forest Grove, Oregon: January 11, 2012-February, 2012
Michel Hersen: Death Valley Series: Pro Photo Supply Lab Gallery, Portland, Oregon: April, 2012
Michel Hersen : Geezer Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon: August-2012:
Participant, 30th Annual Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton, Oregon, November 3, 2012-November 11, 2012
Participant, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont: Edges of Night (June 18, 2013-July 13, 2013), Mountains and Sea (September 10, 2013-October 4, 2013), Art of Travel (June 3, 2014-July 2, 2014), Finding the Light (July 1, 2014-July 25, 2014), Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions (October 21, 2014-November 14, 2014)..
Participant, The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon: July 5-July 28, 2013.
Representation and Sales:
Danita Delimont Stock Photography of Bellevue, Washington
Geezer Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Art.com and AllPosters.com
Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
City Hall, Portland, Oregon
Library, Palouse, Washington
Various competitions in the northwest
Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington: Make that picture; Don't just take it. July 21, 2011.