Port Washington resident, James Meyer, has been taking award-winning photographs of Ozaukee County and beyond for several years. You may have seen his work on local Milwaukee weather channels, or in several local publications, including this one. He has recently been chosen to be an MPTV featured artist for the 2016 Channel 10 Great TV Auction Poster Collection - an honor that will bring his work to the national stage.
The Auction, which premiered in 1969, is used as a fundraiser for Milwaukee Public Television. Participation gives local businesses, artists, and organizations the chance for major television exposure, as donations of gift certificates and products are auctioned off to raise money for programming and technology for MPTV.
"MPTV will be showing video segments during the auction every time my prints are being offered, as well as on MPTV.org, and MPTV social channels," Meyer said.
The auction begins on April 29th, and Meyer will be filming video shoots next month for the event.
This Saturday, January 23rd, MPTV will host an Indoor Winter Farmers Market at their studio (12560 W Townsend St., Brookfield, WI 53005) from 9-1, which is another fundraiser for MPTV.
Meyer, who can often be found at the Port Washington lakefront at sunrise, in search of the perfect shot, had this to say about his adventure with MPTV: "This is a tremendous opportunity that I’m grateful for. To me, photography isn’t taking a picture, it’s capturing a moment to treasure. It’s creating a pathway to a memory. It’s realizing the future will come. Capturing images of the now shape how you’ll see all that you love today… tomorrow."
You can see more of Meyer's work at: http://jamesmeyerphoto.com, as well as some of his recent photos below.