Dr. Mel Wolk is a retired pediatrician and a self-taught photographer.
During his years of medicine, he was usually found with a camera in
his hands in his free time. A course of study with the New York
Institute of Photography fine-tuned his skills in technique and
exposure. A course with the Palm Beach School of Photography and
a week "in the field" with photographers John & Barbara Gerlach
added to his training.
Love of the outdoors and a keen awareness of his surroundings are
evident in his photographic pieces. His large presentation pieces,
displayed in antique and interesting frames have been dubbed
"junkyard photography" and adorned the walls of medical offices for
years. Since retirement from medicine, Dr. Wolk has been a
frequent contributor to Pennsylvania magazine, Nature Photography
magazine , Brown Trout Calender publications, Country Living
magazine, Popular Photography magazine and Gourmet magazine.
He has won numerous awards in juried art shows and his work has
been displayed at both the Everhart Museum and Marywood
University in Scranton, Pa. He was featured artist at Tudor Gallery in
Clarks Summit, and both Eldorado Gallery and Foxgrove Gallery in
Stroudsburg. In 2003 , he had an exhibit at the Electric City Trolley
Museum, Scranton, Pa. entitled "Ashes to Art" which featured artistic
works of culm deposits in the area. Another recent exhibit took place
at the Artists For Art Gallery in Scranton and showcased a new bent
in his photography ----- neon signs reinterpreted into digital abstracts.
A digital interpretation of a garden artifact entitled Triple Header won
a spot in the juried show at Susquehanna Art Museum's Fine Art
Photography show at Harrisburg, Pa.
Antique cars and rusted auto wrecks have always been a favorite
subject and his digital interpretations of hood ornaments, fenders
and other parts were the basis for a show at the Antique Automobile
Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa.
Roberson Fine Arts Museum in Binghamton, N.Y. selected one
piece of art work in a juried exhibit in October 2013.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Biennial Exhibition held in
Scranton, Pa. in October 2013 selected two pieces of art work in a
juried art show.