Michael Coble
  • Born: 1962 in Washington DC
  • 1980 - 1988: Experiments in Landscape Photography, studied Photography at Temple University.
  • 1992 - 1995: Studied at Columbia University, and did photojournalism for The Observer, a literary magazine. Edited the magazine in 1994, and began work with digitally retouched Photographs
  • 1994 - 1995: Volunteer webmaster at 'The Kitchen,' a dance, theatre, and performance art center located in Manhattan, New York City.
  • 1994 - present: Internet programmer at various places including Pathfinder, 24/7 Media, and various consulting activities.


The series of pieces in this exhibition are digitally manipulated photographs of reflected images. Earlier photos were taken with 35mm camera and the negatives scanned onto a Kodak CD-ROM, while later photos were shot on a Kodak DC-265 digital camera. The digital images were imported into PhotoShop and manipulated to achieve the characteristics inherent in the series.

"Reflection is an interesting phenomena for me. Visual perception is a personal thing, and we all seem to have an agreement about the things that we see. But like a child attaching visual descriptions to clouds in the sky, I use reflections because they yield enough of a view of an object so that it is recognizable, yet lucid, and becomes perceptually like other distinct objects."--Michael Coble

The art is available for re-use in commercial licenses for reproduction by contacting the Soho Gallery. Individual copies of the prints from the digital files can also be purcased as well. Inquiries to Soho Gallery