This month, it was our privilege to speak with Michael Hyatt, a photographer who, as Ansel Adams would say, has been “making photographs” for several decades.
Michael shared his story with us, explaining how he picked up his first Pentax camera in Japan and how his love of documentary style photography began in an era that was rife with protests and political unrest during the Vietnam War era.
He also expressed his thoughts on photography as an art form. He spoke about how photography as an art taps into our personal experiences, our psyche, our creativity. Interestingly, the more you hear him speak on the matter, the easier it becomes to see his viewpoints and personal life experiences in his art. Micheal considers his photography a suggestive work, something he taps into at a psychological level, a juxtaposition of contrasting elements that he has lived through himself. We’re sure you will enjoy viewing his photographs, photographs that, although they were taken around the world over the span of several decades, always reveal a little something about their maker, Michael Hyatt.
Click the audio player below to hear the complete audio interview with Michael Hyatt:
A Selection of Michael’s Photos
- Pentax K-50
- Michael’s photo, “Cobblestone Futbol”, taken in 2015 in Trinidad, Cuba was a winner in the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s members’ juried competition & exhibition at DNJ Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. It also qualified for honorable mention in the Urban2015 dotART Street Photography Competition where it was ranked and exhibited in Krakow, Poland and in Trieste, Italy.