Michael ONeill Wedding Portrait Fine Art Photographer Long Island New York
Collectible Fine Art Photography Montauk The Hamptons NY
This image, entitled "The Calm Before" is one of the most popular of my fine art editions. In addition to the many locals that have acquired a copy, it has also been sold to collectors as far away as Denver, CO and Great Britain. This image was released as a limited edition and the larger sized print edition (16" X 24") is almost sold out. The image has won awards on the local level in the image competition of PPGNY (Professional Photographers of Greater New York) and on the international level in the annual WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16 X 20 print, album and Filmmaking competition. It has hung in two prestigious juried art shows on Long Island and is offered for acquisition in art galleries in Northport, NY, The Hamptons, New York City, Boston, MA and Ottawa, Canada. You can also obtain this print directly from the artist.The image is of the lighthouse at Montauk Point, NY, the eastern most point on the south fork of Long Island. Taken from a vantage point on the northwest side of the structure this extraordinary black and white image shows an approaching storm in the hours just after sunrise.I have spent a lot of time on "The End", a popular nickname for Montauk, and have created a number of different images of the famous lighthouse that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at the point as well as images from around the village of Montauk, one of the most famous commercial and sport fishing destinations in the world.