Monte Nagler – Artist
Monte is a noted writer, lecturer and teacher of photography. He has conducted many classes and seminars throughout the world. Not only has he written a popular newspaper column, but he is also the author of six highly successful photography books. Frequently, he is called upon to jury competitions and to speak on photography topics on local radio and television stations.
His photographs, which have won numerous worldwide, national & international recognitions, are found in many private, public and art museum collections. Galleries, art dealers, interior designers, and publishing companies throughout the United States and Canada represent his photography.
In addition to the many recognitions and acknowledgements Monte has received, the State of Michigan Senate and House have honored him with proclamations for his contributions to fine art photography. He is also the recipient of the prestigious “Artist In Residence Award” from the Farmington Area Arts Commission.
Upon completing undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, Monte Nagler becoming a car designer and product planner in the automotive industry. Eventually he turned his creative energy to photography. His passion and drive for photography were greatly enhanced after an intensive workshop with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. “It was during that period of concentrated work that I realized that making photographs is a way to experience beauty instead of just looking at it”, Nagler says. He believes that photographers should communicate feelings that are inside them. Through their photographs, a photographer should be saying: “This is what I saw and felt and I’d like to share that!” Monte’s philosophy is work with integrity, satisfy the customer’s needs and maintain an outstanding reputation.
Mickey Nagler – President
In 2011 Mickey became the President of Monte Nagler Photography, LLC., making it a Woman Owned Business. Her graduate degree (MBA) and work experience background was a natural progression into organizing, growing and managing the day-to-day operations of the fine art photographic business. Artwork needs to be managed as a true business entity with a healthy strategic business plan and a marketing plan to be successful.
Mickey has been involved and responsible for creating the company’s Division: “Photos For Healing” since 2000. Her qualifications in business have helped to collect and develop groundwork and supportive information to promote the benefits of artwork in the healthcare environment. She also has created professional relationships in organizations that advance the studies and research for Art For Healing, including Monte’s art in some of the research design criteria. One of her driving missions is to help establish a softer healing atmosphere and environment for the patients, visitors and staff.
Fun is about being outdoors golfing, skiing, swimming, biking, etc. Family (5 children and 6 grandchildren) and friends keep both her and Monte quite active.
Kenneth Cole – Lead Digital Production Artist
Kenny has been a part of our team since 2009. He received his BFA from The College for Creative Studies, where he majored in both Fine Art and Commercial Photography. He is completely fluent with Adobe Photoshop CS6, post production editing, photo printing in various mediums, equipment maintenance, website image maintenance, and digital data management and storage. He also owns his own business called The Double Exposure, where he offers all sorts of event photography services but specializes in weddings. In his spare time, Kenny loves to golf and participate in many other sports.
Valerie Myers – Office Administrator
Val has been a part of our team since 2008. She manages our accounting, communications and is our in house detective/trouble shooter. Val is very knowledgeable with Word, Excel, Outlook and ACT! She has been married for over 24 years and has 3 daughters. Val enjoys reading and volunteering in her spare time
Simon – Official Greeter and Meeter
Simon has brought hundreds of smiles and oohs & ahs from guests to the Monte Nagler Fine Art business. His demur is pure sweetness and comfort
Our Purpose is to positively impact people’s lives through the power and appreciation of art.
Our portfolio includes four major areas:
- Residential / décor
- Business / Corporate
- Art for Healing (Healthcare)
- Art consultants, interior designers & architects