Michael Flomen


Michael Flomen, born in Montreal, is a self-taught artist who began taking photographs in the late 1960s. He exhibited his first series of works, “Shaker Light” (on upstate New York Shaker architecture) in 1972. Since then, Flomen has shown his work regularly around the world,

For two decades, Flomen worked in the “decisive moment” style of street photography established by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The books “Details” and “Still Life Draped Stone” published in 1980 and 1985 respectively, document his extensive work in this field. In the early 1990s, Flomen started using large format cameras to photograph landscapes, specifically snow depositories and snow fields. In 1999, he started using camera-less techniques to make photographs directly in the wild. Natural elements such as water, wind, firefly light, and other natural phenomena are the inspiration for—and now the materials used in—his picture making.

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Work Selection

Michael Flomen - F.C. no. 50

F.C. no. 50

Michael Flomen - F.C. No. 2

F.C. No. 2

Michael Flomen - Skid