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Michael Kovalik

For several years, I worked with model and muse Michael Kovalik, taking hundreds of film photographs, which exist somewhere between editorial fashion and portraiture. This work with Michael remains one of my most joyful and dear experiences of collaboration.

Michael and Carol on a Winnipeg street in front of a city bus.
Michael and Carol on a Winnipeg street in front of a city bus.
Michael and his sister, Carol, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, #1 and #2
The Gold Series

One of the results of my photographic work with Michael was a solo photography exhibition at Paved art + new media, titled "My Sky Has No Clouds: The Visible Worlds of Michael K." The Gold Series and some of the other photographs in this online gallery were included in that show.

Gallery view of a large close-up photograph of Michael titled "all the people I've been."
All the people I've been
(with gallery view from exhibition)
Model Michael wearing costume jewelry necklace. Expression is reflective and pensive.
Red, Black, White
Move Closer

In Move Closer (a half-hour film drama, which I co-produced, directed and wrote with assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board), Michael plays Johnny, a mute beautiful boy who enters the lives of a rich, art family and exposes their family secrets. Photography plays a significant role in the film.

A red wall with an antique gold frame leaning.
Close-up of a man's hands held over his lower stomach wearing jeans.
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