Michael P. D'Arco
Amateur photography began with film and a Pentax in 1993. I did mostly black and white work then.
There was a huge gap of no photography between 1999 (with the theft of my negatives) and 2008.
Then I crossed the digital divide with a new Nikon.
I am "re-learning" and discovering the world in color mostly at this time.
I enjoy capturing a spontaneous moment out on the town. I seldom do a staged shoot. I enjoy portraiture of people as well as animals. I have shot celebrities, politicians, and models.
Interesting sidenotes? I am a former "almost famous" rockstar, as I like to say. I lived the “Decline of Western Civilization” in late 80’s Hollywood, CA as a rock vocalist. Now I actually earn a living in the IT field by day. My side occupations include promotions, marketing, Nightlife Guru, and writer. I am known in certain circles as "Martini Mike", International Martini Assassin.
• Online Portfolio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinimike