Michael Preble / Photography

Joining RHINO signals my return to New Orleans. While enjoying a career in the museum field, I was simultaneously advancing my skills in photography. Upon retirement in Virginia and a brief layover in Hot Springs, Arkansas, my wife, Anne Guthrie, and I moved to New Orleans, where I originally attended Newman School. After several decades of working in California, Alabama, Florida and Virginia, and traveling to England and Scotland, Paris, Barcelona, Japan and Thailand, and throughout the Caribbean, we have finally settled down. My original photographs are in signed, limited editions. Some are non-manipulated; others have been transformed through digital enhancement that affects hue, line and composition. I have an eye for the unexpected and the weird; pattern and serial imagery; asymmetry and heightened color. For inspiration, I look to the pastel drawings of Edgar Degas, the watercolors of John Singer Sargent, the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, and the 19th century Japanese woodblock prints of Hiroshige, Hokusai and Kunisada. www.mpreble.com / Facebook