Michael Sims earned a BFA from Indiana University, with a major in photography and a minor in Art History and his MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC and a Phase One Certified Expert as well as a master printer that specializes in digital printing and dabbles in hand-brushed platinum printing and handmade bookbinding. In addition to this, his photographic expertise ranges from medium and large format film to digital photography. His photographic practice utilizes the medium’s cutting-edge technology but also engages its historic traditions. He is interested in blurring the line between the contemporary and the antique. His work explores cultural concepts of beauty while also tracing the roots of ancient ritual alive within contemporary society