Photographer Michael Filonow captures dazzling portraits of his collection of betta fish. He places his handsome subjects against deep black backgrounds, highlighting their seemingly effortless and majestic dance through water. Michael grew up in Rhode Island, studied Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University and became a US Air Force pilot. After his military career, he embarked on a modeling career as a way to travel the world. It was during this time working with some of the top fashion photographers that he discovered his passion for being on the other side of the camera. "On my days off, I found myself photographing other models as well as the beautiful locations I was visiting," recalls Michael. His photography career quickly took flight and in 2010 he began working full-time as an artist. Today, Michael lives in a small town outside of the New York City area with his wife and two children. When he's not shooting new work, you can usually find him at the gym or watching a good movie.
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About The Artist
Bachelor of Science, 1983
Acrylic Glass Print
Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
Framed Fine Art Print
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.