About Michael Kane
"I see the world as bold, beautiful and magnificent"
- Michael Kane
Michael Kane is a consistently upbeat character telling
his visual tale of the world. Through his work, he expresses the
vibrancy, boldness, potential and passion he sees all about him.
"As you flow through life, images of beauty and visions of
perfection are everywhere," he says.
Kane is a self-taught photographer who first experimented
with photography during a two-year period when he was confined to
a wheelchair due to a neurological disorder that hit him at age
20. His family and friends gave him cameras and he found inspiration
through the eye of the lens.
Not surprisingly, Kanes early works are macro
images, close-ups of objects and items in plain view. In time, he
became fascinated with the life observed in coral reef aquariums.
He found it thrilling to capture these tiny creatures and introduce
them to people who might never have known of their existence.
After Kane recovered mobility, his more recent works take you into
the city of Philadelphia, and out into rural areas as expressed
through fields, flowers, orange-tinted sunsets, and nights with
a canopy of stars watching overhead.
Photography frees Kanes passion for life. He
hopes his images will make viewers open up and talk about what they
see and how they feel as a result. "I hope images express a
sense of my mood, and also reflect a mirror of your mood, your emotional
reaction. I strive to make photographic images that will bring about
different spectrums of emotion, he says.
Kane is a member of Media Arts Council and the Main
Line Camera Club. He has previously sold his work through the South
Street Creative Arts Fair and The Gem in Kennett Square. He graduated
from Marple-Newtown High School in Newtown Township, PA, in 2003
and ITT Technical Institute in 2005.
Two years after graduation from ITT, Kane developed
the nervous disorder CIDP, a chronic form of Guillain-Barre. After
several years of near complete paralysis, a specialist at University
of Pennsylvania began treatments that eventually enabled Kane to
walk again. Although still receiving treatment, Kane has been fully
good for two years. His loves of technology and photography
have mingled, and the photo images he shares today present an intersection
of the real and digital worlds. Kane lives in Willistown, PA, with
his mom, sister and two Yorkies, Romeo and Valentino.
Mikes work is available through Beauty Gallery.