Welcome to the world of Mike McCorkle and the
wild ride experience of unicycle art! Mike, a local entrepreneur, took
up unicycle painting after suffering what he thought might be heatstroke
while working at his lawn maintenance business. He had visions of riding
his unicycle, which he'd been doing since he was 11 years old, through
paint, and creating unique works of art. Mike's distinctive style reflects
the positive attitude he has carried throughout his life, which he hopes
can inspire others to follow their dreams as he has.
My first job was working for a small newspaper.
I was hired in the circulation department, but My uncle told me if you
what to have a fun job, get into news media . My uncle was a news media
photographer. He taught me a lot about photography and how to work in
a darkroom. When the small newspaper found out that I had good camera
equipment and my own darkroom, I started to get photographic assignments.
In the 20 years I had my studio open, I had the opportunity through
the Chamber and the different radio stations to meet many celebrities,
dignitaries and royalty such as the Queen of England, Sarah Ferguson,
President Bush, Sr., George Strait, Tammy Wynette, Cherly Tiegs, among
others. However, after 20 years it was time for something different
and I was having a major itch to go places and do things, especially
to do things that didnít have the overhead of the studio.
Now I'm back in school at Neuhaus Education Center for Dyslexics where
I am going back to the very basics and learning to read at 48 years
old. Iím attending classes and doing homework. Itís a real Commitment.
Local photographer studies communityís past,
present By LESLIE CONTRERAS
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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