The intersection of long-distance hiking and fine art photography doesn't happen too often, but when it does...WOW.
Portrait by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Kevin sifted through the hundreds of portraits he took on his drive around the perimeter of Lake Michigan. He also took hundreds of images of the lake and sky.
In the exhibit space at the Haggerty Museum of Art, he covered one wall with portraits, and the other with the images of Lake Michigan.
The effect is stunning. The diverse people with their various connections to the lake look at you from one wall, and the lake gives movement and depth to the opposite wall.
These images speak to each other, and there is always something new to discover as you stand in the midst of Miyazaki's work.
My mom (right) and my sister, Leslie (center), travelled with me to Milwaukee for the opening of the exhibit
How cool is that?
My mom (Left) and sister (Right)
The catalogue from the exhibit includes quotes from people photographed
I am magnetically drawn to that place where water meets the sand.
There's something about that edge.
I feel as if I've "clicked in" when I walk it.
It is along the shores of Lake Michigan that I return to center myself, to contemplate life, to think the long, unbroken thoughts that modern life interrupts.
Me and my lake!
The photographer with his work