Art center exhibit features the film photography of Scottville area native John Mickevich.

April 5, 2017
The End of the Road

The End of the Road

Art center exhibit features the film photography of Scottville area native John Mickevich. 


LUDINGTON — The photographic work of Amber Township resident John Mickevich is being featured in the Main Gallery at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts through May 30. All the work featured was created using film and hand processed by the artist.

John says he always has enjoyed taking pictures, but he never really did anything serious with photography until about 2010. That’s when he purchased a Nikon D7000 and enjoyed using it. About a year later, he tried film photography and found that he enjoyed that process and the hands on approach even more.

John Mickevich

John Mickevich

John was born and raised in rural Mason County, between Scottville and Fountain. He is a 1982 graduate of Mason County Central and a 1985 graduate of West Shore Community College. He has lived in Mason County all his life except for a 12-year period working in Saginaw. He works as a computer consultant specializing in power servers and networking. He is also a member of the Scottville Clown Band.

He currently uses both film and digital, but leans more towards the film as a preference. As his interest In film photography increased, he researched developing film, starting with black and white and then moving on to color negative film and to slide film after that. His film formats range from 110 up to 4×5 large format and he develops all of these.

“I also enjoy producing silver gelatin and gum bichromate prints in the dark room. Wet plate photography is probably one of the next things on my list that I would like to try.”

His favorite camera? “At this point in time it is the Bronica ETRSi medium format camera.”

John’s exhibit “Iconic Images and Cameras” will be displayed April 4 through May 30. The exhibit not only features the images but also the cameras that created the images.

An artist reception will be Friday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is at 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington. The center, its gift shop and its gallery are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am-4pm and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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