"Photography was a passing interest, at age seven," according to Michael Philip Manheim, "when Cousin Bill gave me a box camera. At age thirteen it kicked in hard." "I was hooked," he recalled. "I became a kind of local treasure, winning contests with a good eye for composition but a whole lot to learn. I pursued photography with such a passion that it became my profession." He went through many phases in his profession, transitioning much later into a focus on themes of change and transformation. Over the last score of years he developed a signature style of layering multiple exposures of authentic movement onto a single photographic frame. He created an impressionistic approach that transcends the literal. Michael Philip Manheim's photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Germany, Greece, and Italy.