Mike Cable

"'A painter in a hurry' is the best way to describe me. I find the unusual in the usual, creating truly unique works of art."

Mike Cable creates art to express his inner self. Photography is his therapy and his way of escaping into another world. He loves to hunt for hidden works of art—things never given a second look by the average person. What fascinates him about his work is how many ways it can be interpreted. While he may see one thing, someone else may see something completely different.

What sets Cable apart from others in his field are his life experiences. He grew up in a small town and spent most of his time in the woods playing and using his imagination. Though he didn't know it at the time, these early years formed who he is as an artist.

Cable is a completely self-taught artist who first picked up a camera as an adult. He always excelled in art while in grade and high school. In high school, he had a great art teacher who allowed him the freedom to do what he liked, which at the time was geometric art. His training really stems from life experiences.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Published in a National Geographic Story, titled "The Beauty of Birds", USA, Washington, DC., 2018
Published in Popular Photography Magazines "Your Best Shot", USA, New York, New York, 2016
Published in a National Geographic story titled "Macro", USA, Washington, DC., 2014
2017 Weather Channel Photo Contest Finalist for my "Ice Abstract" Only 41 images were picked out of 52,000 plus submissions., Online, USA, 2017
International Photography Awards (1st Place; 7 Honorable Mentions), Lincoln Arts Center, NYC, 2008, 2009, 2012
Popular Photography's book, "How to Photograph Everything" ("Stairwell" piece included in book), n/a, USA, 2014
National Geographic (photos selected for "Macro" story & several "Daily Dozen" online editions), online , USA, 2014
Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century (several photos appear in the book), n/a, USA, 2012
Outdoor Photographer (work featured on blog), online, USA, 2014
ArtSource LA (Comissioned Work), Hyatt Chesapeake, Cambridge, Maryland, 2009 and 2010