Michael Endy’s photographs have been featured in more than 200 national, international and regional exhibitions. His work is in the collection of the CICA Museum, the Museum of New Art, the Curated Fridge, and in numerous private US collections.
His work is represented by galleries CANVAS ATX (Austin, Texas). SHIM Art Network (Brooklyn, NY), and MK Apothecary (Collingswood, NJ).
He holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, where he studied photography with William Gedney, printmaking with Clare Romano, and graphic design with Charles Goslin.
His studio is in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his life partner.
My images depict fictional nighttime landscapes of my own fabrication that conjure mysterious narratives rich with American symbolism. Mirroring society in a time of great anxiety, the landscapes and my actors are out of balance & the narratives incomplete.
To create the imaginary worlds that I capture through my lens, I build intricate miniature sets in my studio that enable elevated camera angles more common to cinema than to still photography. My actors are small-scale, hand-painted figures. The complete compositions are precisely planned, luxuriously lit, and captured in a single photograph.
The resulting images are reminiscent of individual frames from Technicolor movies that have yet to be made. They engage the imagination of the viewer, as they are photographs - seemingly real - and yet everything in them is constructed. I view it as painting with a camera. My images ask you to look twice. And think.