Michael Farrell practices the traditional craft of photography using large format cameras and lenses, developing his own b&w negatives and making enlargements in his darkroom or through digital scans and inkjet printing. His works spans the genres of landscape, still life and nudes.
He has been making highly personal assembled objects, collages and drawings beginning in his college years and throughout his professional life.
Michael began making photographs and assembled objects in the late 1960s while enrolled in the Fine Arts Department at Indiana University. After earning his Master’s degree in Visual Communications from the Institute of Design in Chicago he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1972 to work at the Nebraska ETV Network.
Michael recently ended a professional career in documentary film and television production with many award winning nationally and internationally distributed programs during his nearly half century in public broadcasting. He is currently an educator teaching classes in documentary film and digital storytelling at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.