"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 that 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. But he always looked for the spontaneous moment, as captured here. Michael Philip Manheim's photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Germany, Greece, and Italy.