Mike Cables photography offers a new way of looking at the marvelous details we encounter in daily life. Restlessly seeking the unusual in the usual, Cable’s carefully composed shots feature common objects reframed and revisited. Plunging into each object with a freshly born vigor, Cable is concerned with the photograph as a residue of a unique experiential encounter. Abstract marks and scrawls, patterns, systems and maps emerge from familiar artificial and organic matter. Rust, plant life, paint and architectonic abstractions in dynamic hues reveal their own unique symbology and magnify the subtle play of light and shadow illuminating quotidian opticality to the fullest.
Born in 1965 in Plattsburgh, NY, Mike Cable currently lives and works on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His interest in abstraction harkens back to the formative period he spent growing up in the vast wilderness of the Adirondacks. He has received considerable attention for his land and seascape work as well.
Current Photographic Resume:
Published in Popular Photography Magazine in the September 2016 issue "Your Best Shot"
Here's the best reader photo's of the month on Popular Photography Magazines website (link below). My "Emerging Sunflower" made the list. That photo ended up winning 3rd place out of 3,000 plus images submitted.
Keynote Speaker at the Ward Museum's "Art in Nature Festival" (08/07/15).
I was published in a National Geographic story titled "Macro" on November 24, 2014.. 16,000 entries were submitted to the assignment and only 17 images were selected for the story. I'm honored to have been chosen as one of them. The link to the story is right below this paragraph.
My "Stairwell" image will be appearing in Popular Photography magazines new book titled, "How to Photograph Everything". It will be a gorgeous, full-color book that demystifies the image-making techniques behind dazzling photographs of all kinds. The book’s goal is to provide readers with everything they need to know to capture the 40+ subjects that everyone wants in their portfolio—along with inpirational imagery and inspiring stories of how great photographers got their own shots. The book is being released by Weldon Publishing in November of 2014.
Guest Lecturer and Judge at the Ward Museums Art in Nature Festival August 2014 in Salisbury, Md.
Published in the Daily Dozen online Edition of National Geographic Magazine for my "Ice Abstract #99" (June 27, 2014).
Published in the Daily Dozen online Edition of National Geographic Magazine for my "Rust and Shadows" image (June 2014).
My project titled "Seascapes and Nauticals" was published on LensCulture magazines website (5/25/2014).
Member of the Movement of Modern Aleatoric Artists:
Photo of the week at JPG Magazine for my "Baby Cardinals" photo.
Published in the Daily Dozen online Edition of National Geographic Magazine (April 2014).
Featured in Outdoor Photographer magazines blog:
http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/blog/behind-the-shot/2014/04/behind-the-shot-church-window-and-mud-trails-by-mike-cable-deal-island-maryland.html (April 2014).
Thephotoargus.com: Showcase of my Ice Abstracts: (Feb. 2014)
March 2014 Digital SLR Photography Magazine: My Icestract featured in the "Readers" section.
2013 Popular Photography Magazine: Appear in Sept. issue. Took 2nd Place in "Your Best Shot".
2012 ALEATORIC ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Several of my photos appear in the book).
2012 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention for "Floral Abstract #17".
2011 Black & White Spider Awards Nominee: Still Life Category for "Last Leaf"
Published in the digital edition of "The PHOTO Paper" for nominated works in the 6th Annual B&W Spider Awards.
2010 PX3 France: "Autumn Water Lily" 1st place Overall Category Winner "Nature" (Peoples Choice Awards).
2010 B&W Spider Awards: 3 nominations in 3 categories to include Abstract, Still Life and Wildlife.
When the Sun Sets... wars and rumors of wars by Christine Webster (My Photo on Book Cover)
Community Newspaper Group in Perth, Western Australia: Online Gallery Display of my Abstract Work.
ThePhotoArgus.com: Showcase of my Abstract work (Feb. 2011)
Member Artist Guild at Artfulhome.com (2010)
2009 B&W Spider Awards: 3 nominations in 3 categories to include Abstract, Fine Art and Wildlife.
2008 International Photography Awards: 1st Place "Nature Sunsets" Category
2008 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Fine Art Abstract" Category
2008 Lucie Awards Book for my 1st Place Sunset Series (Non-Pro)
2009 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Nature; Sunsets" Title: Dying of the Light
2009 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Nature; Trees" Title: Drowning Trees
2009 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Nature; Wildlife" Series; Snails
2009 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Fine Art Abstract" Series; Repetition
2009 International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention "Fine Art Abstract" Series; Faces Found
2009 PX3 France Photo Competition : 2nd Place "Landscapes"
2009 PX3 France Photo Competition : Honorable Mention "Abstract"
2009 PX3 France Photo Competition : Honorable Mention "Trees"
2009 PX3 France Photo Competition : Honorable Mention "Wildlife"
2009 PX3 France Photo Awards Book
DSLR USER Magazine (May 2008): The Gallery
DSLR USER Magazine (August 2009): Editors Picks/Feedback Section
DSLR USER Magazine (July 2010): Page 35 of the July issue - Full page
Published in the 2009 European Canon EOS 550D Brochure: Sandbar Abstract #1
Delmarva Quarterly - Summer Edition 2008
Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine (Nov 08)
Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine (April 07): 1st Place "Your Best Shot"