Mike Waddell was born in Tuscon, Arizona, but has lived in Indiana most of his life, calling Bloomington home for the past 19 years. While always a fan of photography, Mike didn’t really begin to delve into it until just a few years ago after the death of his father. Primary areas of photographic interest have been natural scenes, and, predominately, abandoned homes, buildings, and the ephemera left behind by humans. It was this fascination with the temporariness of things – even of the light and the quality of colors in the changing of seasons – that led Mike to selecting the word Anicca – a Buddhist belief that all things, including the self, are impermanent and constantly changing --for his photography business which he started in 2015.
Prior to 2016, very little of Mike’s work involved people but recently an interest in creative portrait and candid street photography has developed. Besides extensively travelling the Midwest to capture images of abandonment, Mike has also been involved in numerous photo projects including promotional movie posters for Bloomington Pride’s Film Festival in 2015; the CD artwork and promotional photos for Krista Detor’s 2015 release, “Barely”; projects for Vega Stylista’s Foxhole, the Bloomington Commission On Aging, and other groups; and a number of concerts, weddings, events, and personal portrait shoots.
Mike has exhibited work at the Blueline Gallery and the I-Fell Building and is currently working on an upcoming project with Chicago based artist, Chrissie Dickinson. Mike is available to provide photographic services for individuals, groups, and events and is always on the look-out for other artists and creative thinkers to collaborate on projects with. email
Priscilla Rocha is a human-centric artist seeking to cultivate the value of marketing art through community engagement. Whether it's working to develop individual creatives or programs, she thrives on collecting and telling stories in spaces that bring the unexpected and new to the surface Creating space, connecting community to creativity, increasing the scope of growth and impact.
Priscilla works to redefine the idea of a community, highlighting moments of creativity in unexpected groups, be it two people, downtown hub, or an entire city. She paints in hopes of unveiling the ordinary and perhaps dark to discover, always, a perspective that is extraordinary, light-filled, and true.
Priscilla is excited and driven by the discovery that art is a profitable business for all parties involved, in more ways than one. Recently she co-founded Untitled Light, a platform and resource for artists online and downtown. Priscilla currently works and plays in Bloomington, Indiana. Originally from Brasilia, Brazil, she grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. email