Michael Flomen was born in Montreal in 1952, and lives and works in Montreal and New York City. He has been exhibiting his works regularly since 1972 in the United States, Canada and Europe. Flomen’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum, George Eastman House, Whitney Museum of American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Michael Flomen has been experimenting with photography since the late 1960s. For two decades, Flomen worked in the decisive moment style of street photography practiced by Cartier-Bresson and Gary Winogrand, among others. By the early 1990s he had begun to use large format cameras to photograph the landscape, especially rural snow fields and urban snow depositories of his native Montreal. In 1999, Flomen started using camera-less techniques, collaborating directly with nature to create photograms directly outdoors in the countryside.