Michael Falco
Dairy Farm, Jewett, New York 2012  
Pinhole photograph, 2012
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Michael Falco
150th Anniversary of the Batlle of Shiloh, Michie, Tennessee, April, 2012  
Pinhole photograph, 2012
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Michael Falco is a freelance photographer who works for a number of publications including the New York Times, W Magazine, British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, National Geographic and New York magazine. His first book collaboration, Along Martin Luther King: Travels on America’s Black Main Street, is a collection of his photographs taken of the many streets in this country named after Dr. King. Selected by the NYC Arts Commission, he designed and installed his 10’ x 28’ glass photographic mural, Where Marsh Meets the Sea, at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal; one of the panels is on display in the museum’s lobby. Falco traveled to Kilroot Mine in Carrickfergus, Ireland to produce photographs for Salt Mountain, and his photographic essay is included in the museum’s book, Caddell Dry Dock: 100 Years Harborside. Three years ago he took up pinhole photography “in a desire to slow down photographically. In today’s digital camera world, with instant viewing of your images,” he writes, “I liked the idea that I would have to make all the critical choices—exposure, composition— manually.” Falco is currently working on a long-term project commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. He is taking pinhole photographs of the major battlefields and coupling them with images of battle reenactments taking place around the country to commemorate the sesquicentennial in 2015. www.falcophoto.com