Michael Regnier's photography has evolved over the years, guided by a desire to interpret the world around him with the freedom that other interpretive mediums offer. He wants to go beyond the reality of the image in the camera and begins by recording the scene with a high resolution digital camera. Then back in the studio, the real interpretation of the images begin.
The images are spontaneous. He applies and reapplies layers of textures and colors until it feels right. In his work, he uses contemporary tools and methods to capture hints of the Pictorialist work of the past. He tries to convey the character of both the realistic and the abstract, by means of light, shade, color and texture all working together. Regnier see images through contemporary eyes with an interest in the romanticism of their past.