On Sunday, October 21st the Marshfield Historical Society invites you to the second Pro-Am talk of this season. Come to the Brant Rock’s Union Chapel to hear our curators Cindy Castro and Dottie Melcher along with Marshfield’s own photo-artist Mike Sleeper present Photo-Art in Marshfield: Then and Now.
Mr. Sleeper started his interest in photography at the age of thirteen. After graduating from Boston College, he became a commercial photographer, eventually traveling worldwide for numerous corporate clients. Over time, he focused on more personal work and now most of his photographs have to do with where the water meets the land. Unlike many of todays photographers Mr. Sleeper exclusively uses large format film.
His work has won many best of show awards on the South Shore of Boston, including the North River Arts Festival, Duxbury Arts Association Summer Show and the Pembroke Arts Festival. Examples of his work can be seen on his website here.
Also, his work was recently featured on Chanel 5’s Chronicle program here. The show describes Sleeper’s photos as one that “Puts you on the water with amazing detail, rich colors, and even movement.” He told Chronicle that his inspiration comes from late 19th and early 20th century landscape artists like Winslow Homer and has a goal to make his photos look like paintings.