Monday, December 13, 2010

Observations: Volume 1

I posted a preview of my series "Observations: Volume 1" on my web site. You can see it here.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New venustreet book: black and white candids

Two of my photographs are in a beautiful new book on street photography: venustreet: black and white candids.

The book was edited by Charalampos Kydonakis, and includes work by talented photographers; Bryan Formhals, John Goldsmith, Nils Jorgensen, Charalampos Kydonakis, Kramer O'Neill, Chuck Patch, David Solomons, and many others.

The book and can be viewed and ordered on Blurb .

Front cover original photo © R.Viglasky , 2010.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

inOrbit New York : Throwback Friday 8.20.2010

inOrbit New York features photography about the city from a variety of photographers.

Check out Friday's post :

All photographs in this post were taken by Michael.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Truth Magazine Volume.3

I have 7 pictures in this issue. Also included is the work of:

Simon Kossoff
Richard Payne
Albert Ruso
Christpher turner
james morris
james guppy
william rugen
david blumenkrantz
david weekes
jack hubbell
jonathan allen
paul russell
lucia fischer

If you would like a copy it costs $8 and you can purchase it here:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - This Week's Featured Photo

Just posted to the museum's Facebook wall: "See this week's featured Flickr photo."

"I thought that I'd mix it up a bit this week and select a photo from way back in the pool. I found this one taken by Michael Cinique in 1987 on page 155 of the group pool.

I love everything about this photo: the moment, the expression on the woman's face, the framing, the square format, but I especially love the light.

It looks as though it was taken at that moment in the evening when the sun bounces off the windows of the buildings across 5th Avenue and shines through the trees onto the plaza in front of the Museum."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

new portraits

I'm always looking for people to sit for portraits.  If you're interested, please contact me via email.

Angela, Las Vegas, 2009.

Mike, San Jose, 2009.

Vincent, Draguignan, 2009.

Friday, June 18, 2010


We are sad to hear that Karena Vance passed away last month after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. Michael and I became friends with Karena when we all worked together at a high-tech startup several years ago. My clearest memories of Karena wasn't about what she said or where we were. Instead, it was Karena's soft voice, her smile, and her peaceful, calming presence.

Although we haven't had much contact in the last several years, we did bump into Karena every so often. Both Michael and I had a suspicion that she might have been sick, but Karena never talked about it so we didn't ask. Despite her illness, she always greeted us with a smile, and a loving hug.

Karena truly impressed us with her quiet, peaceful grace. Our thoughts are with Karena and her family and friends.

la pura vida : May, 2010 Show - Badlands

Check out this month's show "Badlands":

which features 1 of our photographs along with the work of many other talented photographers.

inOrbit New York : Throwback Friday 6.18.2010

inOrbit New York features photography about the city from a variety of photographers.

Check out today's post:

featuring 1 of our photographs from 1987.

Friday, June 11, 2010

inOrbit New York : Michael Cinque - 1987

inOrbit New York features photography about the city from a variety of photographers.

Check out today's post:

featuring 3 photographs from 1987.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Aidan's First Soccer Goal, 2009.

I was the "official" time keeper for my 5 year old son Aidan's soccer games last year. This was mainly due to the fact that I always had my iPhone with me. During the games I would often do some shooting. Just as I took this picture of the sidelines, I heard a lot of shouting and cheering. Aidan scored his first (and only) goal at the exact moment I took this shot! I totally missed seeing his goal but I got a good picture. And yes, his coach saw that I was not paying attention to the game and gave me flack for missing Aidan's goal.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Midlife Crisis, 2008.

This is a photo of a sculpture, taken in downtown Santa Cruz in 2008. I don't shoot a lot of digital, but the medium works for situations like this, when I'm out and about with my family and want to grab a very quick shot.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Just posted a new collection titled benched. This is a short series of photos taken in a period of 15 minutes up in the "terrasse"s on the second floor of the Musée d'Orsay.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

01 \\ Magazine : Two for the Road

a photographic essay features a pair of Michael's photographs alongside pairings by other photographers.

Read the full essay...

Monday, May 3, 2010

la pura vida features Total Strangers

"It’s hard for me to articulate why I’m so fascinated with these portraits from New York from the late ’80s, but I am and every time I look at them it feels like I’ve never seen them before..."

la pura vida (5.3.2010)

Read the full article...

announcing our new website

We are proud to announce our new website showcasing the street photography of Michael Cinque. In the coming months, look for new collections and photos.