About Michael Orenich


Michael has been taking pictures for over forty years. After concluding a successful career in technology, his passion for photography has blossomed over this past decade to be recognized as a "fine art photographer". Extensive world travels focus his photography on culture as well as historical architecture.

Michael has photographed images of life in other cultures. Twirling Dermas in Istanbul, The Blue Mosque, the streets of Paris, London, East Berlin, Scandinavia, Tuscany, Provence, down to the Greek Islands, the antiquities of ancient Greece’s Olympia, Delphi, Acropolis’s Parthenon and most recently in Mongolia, Morocco, Pompeii, and Cuba. From the streets of Hong Kong’s, daily life to Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok to Puckett Island his photographic travels captures the spirit of creative imagery.

Revisiting these countries time and time again, in many seasons, enables him to better understand the people and places in daily life and render this artistically through his photographs.

His works appear in private collections, permanent collection in the Haynes Gallery Paris France, numerous photographic awards and solo exhibits.

Most recent exhibits in San Diego include:

• La Jolla Art Association, solo exhibit, Morocco (30 images)
• Art Expressions Gallery, Cuba (28 images)
• San Diego Art Institute
• Off Track Gallery, "hot-rods", Morocco, Cuba
• Oceanside Art Gallery, "The Game of Kings" B&W photographic essay of the San Diego Polo Club matches. Body of work contains 14 images
• San Diego Museum of Art, Artists Guild
• Del Mar Art Center, excerpt from Mongolia body of works
• SAG, Sergeants Art Group, excerpt from Mongolia body of works
• Front Porch Gallery Carlsbad CA, excerpt from Mongolia body of works

Michael has been a staff photographer for MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego) where he is also a long time docent.

Images are processed, printed, mounted and framed to museum level archival specifications available in limited editions with certificate of authentication.

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