Entry Title: "Birds of confidence"
Name: Michael Schmidt , United States
Category and Expertise: Wildlife, Student

Entry Description: Beautiful vibrant birds that I have found over time, they stand tall and know their beauty.

About the Artist:

Michael Schmidt is a 26-year-old, self-taught photographer from Brooklyn, NY. While in the US Coast Guard he began taking photographs at age 23 at his first duty station in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael is very diverse in his subject matter and likes to convey beauty and struggle in his images. He is currently located in Manhattan, NY where he attends “The School of Visual Arts”, majoring in Photography for a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Michael’s work is taken mostly digitally but he also produces imagery using a 35mm canon film camera and a Hasselblad 501 120mm. He does all of his own developing and printing and plans to continue to excel as an artist, creating work that is unique and inspiring.