‘Iconic Images and Cameras’ exhibit open at LACA

LUDINGTON — Mason County native, John Mickevich, prefers the “hands on” approach of film photography and will exhibit his iconic images in the Main Gallery of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts in April and May.

Mickevich said he always has enjoyed taking pictures, but he never really did anything serious with photography until about 2010. That’s when he purchased a Nikon D7000 and enjoyed using it. And, about a year later, he tried film photography and found that he enjoyed that process and the “hands on” approach even more.



Born and raised in rural Mason County, between Scottville and Fountain, he is a 1982 graduate of Mason County Central and a 1985 graduate of West Shore Community College. He has lived all his life in Mason County except for a 12-year period working in Saginaw. He works as a computer consultant specializing in Power servers and networking.

He currently does both film and digital, but leans more toward the film as a preference. As his interest In film photography increased, he researched developing film, starting with black and white and then moving on to color negative film and to slide film after that. His film formats range from 110 up to 4×5 large format and he develops all of these.

“I also enjoy producing silver gelatin and gum bichromate prints in the dark room. Wet plate photography is probably one of the next things on my list that I would like to try.”

His favorite camera? “At this point in time it is the Bronica ETRSi medium format camera.”

Mickevich’s exhibit “Iconic Images and Cameras” will be displayed through May 30. An artist reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on April 14.

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is at 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington. The center, its gift shop and its gallery are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from noon-3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.

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