Recent Activities -Michael Bainbridge Comes to Visit!
I've known Michael Bainbridge for many years but somehow he had never been to my home or had a look at my collection. We had tried to set a date for some time but, due to our mutually busy schedules, could never make it work. All of that finally changed during the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in April, 2011. Michael put himself in the Annual Auction as an item to bid on! Whoever was the successful bidder would win a visit from Michael Bainbridge to their home and he would photograph a couple or few of their specimens. As it turns out, I was the successfull bidder in the auction from which all proceeds go to helping the Symposium operate. Ha! I had him! He HAD to visit me now to live up to the Auction committment. We arranged a date and had a great visit. Michael was happy to go through my collection, see the various specimens and learn about the provenance of many.
Michael set up his amazing portable photography studio and captured some very nice images of some of the specimens in my collection. My friend Vic Berzins, from Barrie, came along for the day, as well. We all had a delightful day looking and talking about minerals and watching Michael, a real pro, at work.
Michael Bainbridge can visit YOU, as well! He has reasonable rates and can document the better specimens in your collection if you need excellent images of them for presentations, archives, insurance, cataloguing or for whatever purpose. You can see a smattering of his work at http://www.theoccurrence.ca/Portfolio/Specimens%204.html. If you visit that site you'll learn that Michael is an excellent mineral specimen photographer but also excels in other media, as well.