Creating large, powerful photographs on aluminum is one of Michael Tischler's greatest passions. When he examines an image of his being displayed, he contemplates the many details required to make his vision for each image become a reality. It is truly astonishing to reflect on everything that must come together to make the final print to come to life. His two long running solo shows in the SoHo District of NYC recieved stunning reviews and international acclaim.
Once I know that the scene “needs” to be captured, my 40 years of experience with a camera kicks in. All decisions are made very deliberately.
The angles of the landscape or cityscape are suited to the correct lens. Tischler predominately shoots with zoom lenses. He quickly composesthe shot in a way that incorporates his first emotional response to the scene. He then combines his technological expertise into an intuitive plan of action.
“There is no thinking. I just move forward, trusting my instincts on how to align everything for a successful outcome. With years of experience, it has become second nature. Once the image is captured, the post-processing steps are handled with an equal level of intuition and attention to detailand technology.”
After Michael discovers how to optimally capture his vision for a scene, he handles it by utilizing tools from an abundance of programs that bring it to itspurest form. Witheach step taken, whether in Photoshop or other programs, the image gradually maturesinto the image Michael intends to convey to the viewer. The integration of the intuitive steps of capturing an image and producing the final product culminate in a flowing focus with technology.
In the end, the final image reflects all the various steps, but it always starts with his passion for dynamic shapes, vibrant colors and graphic beauty. This enthusiasm combined with the best technology available, ultimately creates an artistic experience with the deliberate intention of inspiring his audience.