Stunning. Captivating. Intense.
Solo Exhibition Saturday, August 4 – Thursday, August 30, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION on Saturday, August 4 th from 6pm-8pm
UnCorked on Main, 129 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180
Wildlife and Nature Photographer Mike Ramy; when surrounded by the images he has captured, you are instantly engaged in an up close and personal relationship with the exquisite detail and compositional skills of this master artist. Not bound by the professional biologist’s mandate of identification and documentation, his photographs freely focus on the unique expression, composition and movement of these subjects. Mike displays his acute sense of lighting, environment and placement in every picture his camera frames. Residing in Douglasville, Mike is actively involved with Sweetwater Camera Club (SCC) as well as Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association (GNPA), North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) and Nature Photographer’s Network (NPN). His work has been invited into numerous juried art competitions, consistently winning awards from several prestigious galleries such as The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, GA, The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville, GA, and locally at The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County. Mike’s images have also won awards and recognition on a National and International level. It becomes apparent that he is intrigued by an innate curiosity when it involves the beauty and inherent wonder of the natural world. Each animal or scene Mike clicks in his view finder goes through a discriminating critique, and only after every aspect of a shot has been processed with a standard of excellence in mind does it receive his signature of approval. Mike conveys a deep personal love and appreciation for nature and the environment. His ‘NATURE’S GENEROSITY’ solo exhibition of over 70 works is a testament to the dedicated focus and devotion he has for sharing his awe and amazement of what remains out in the wild for all of us to enjoy, learn from and to help preserve for future generations. Mike’s commitment to both environment and conservation advocacy and education is obvious in his active participation through various photographic contributions for such venues as The Peace River Wildlife Center of Punta Gorda, FL, a wildlife rehabilitation center established in 1982. Operation Migration out of Green Lake, WI, established to re-introduce the eastern migratory route for the almost extinct Whooping Crane population. The St. Johns Riverkeeper in Jacksonville, FL, an independent voice that defends, advocates and activates others to protect and restore the St. Johns River and connecting waterways in Florida. The South Carolina Picture Project “SCIWAY”, an internet information highway via a website for the state which is the most comprehensive directory for South Carolina’s Department of Tourism. Mike is in his best form out in the field, in or on the water especially along the rivers, lakes and various waterways in the Southeastern USA. He is an avid naturalist, outdoorsman as well as a discerning guide for both novice and professional photographers alike. Mike conducts an annual Spring Break Photography Tour through the Lake George and St. Johns River tributaries throughout the Ocala National Forest, offering access to unpopulated and unspoiled wilderness areas in his custom designed jet boat capable of getting into remote locations where the most pristine wildlife photo opportunities exist. Come and meet Mike and his incredible showcase, ‘NATURE’S GENEROSITY’. Working extensively with local master picture framer Mawani at Picture Frame Depot in Mableton, you’ll view a collaborative contribution at its best! We know you’ll like what you see! See more of Mike’s work at www.MikieProductions.com or www.MikeRamy.com.
Please join Sweetwater Camera Club and friends for Mike’s OPENING RECEPTION on Saturday,
August 4, 2018 at UnCorked on Main in their beautiful gallery from 6pm-8pm.
For more information about Sweetwater Camera Club please visit www.sweetwatercameraclub.com.
Our monthly meeting starts at 7pm. August 9 th meeting is “HAVANA-CUBA” presented by members Tawni Blamble and Hubert Yoder. Mike Ramy will be our September
Presenter on Thursday, September 13, 2018. FREE and open to the public. Please join us and bring your friends.
What is Sweet Social:
Come hang out with your fellow SCC members. Each get together may vary by location and format. Some will be hosted at restaurants others maybe hosted at galleries, but all will be fun. If you happen to need some help with your camera, techniques, software, etc, post your issue on the Facebook Event Page and someone will be sure to help you at the event. Please note restaurant bills are not covered by SCC. We look forward to seeing you there.
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