Exhibition - December 31, 2011 - February 7, 2012 • Midland Arts and Antiques Market, Indianapolis

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mike- 1st Post

A photographic project. This is the start of expressing thoughts and concepts of a project that has been developing for an extended period of time.

The purpose of the project is to explore thoughts and feelings about my early life growing up in a small town in the mid-west of the United States.  The town is a little north of Muncie, Indiana.

However, most of the images will be from a more recent time, showing the town as it is today. The thoughts and commentary provided will not be the typical quaint, ‘nostalgic’, seen-through-rose-colored-glasses view of growing up there. This project, while relating to the time long ago, deals more with the period after I left my hometown, and the times I have returned to visit.

These thoughts and feelings and sample images will be presented future blogs.  The project and future exhibit will explore both personal feelings and universal concepts of returning to the city and the changing nature of small towns in America.

Mike the Stroup