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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
May 01, 2018

Project Engineer's Hobby Turns into a Work of Art

Panoramic photos taken by our Project Engineer Michael Bows decorate the bowling lanes at the new Ten Pin Eatery at Cape Cod Mall. Nice job, Michael!

Ten Pin Eatery Mural Michael Bows

Not only is he a drafter, he is an artist! Proud to have such talented employees on our team, and even more proud of Mike getting the well-deserved recognition. About month ago, his original shot of Nauset Light was featured on the cover of the Cape Cod Magazine’s 20th Anniversary edition. Last week, Ten Pin Eatery opened at the Mall, and photographs of the Sagamore Bridge and Sandwich Boardwalk taken by Mike flank its bowling lanes as murals. Mike’s photos can also be found throughout this website.

Until Mike's beautiful artwork began to attract attention of the local media earlier this year, his talents had been unrevealed to his colleges - despite him having over 12,000 followers on Instagram under the nickname @honoryourrhythm. In his interview to Cape Cod Magazine, Mike said he started the account back when he started his job at Coastal Engineering in 2014. Traveling to and from work, he would stop at different locations to take pictures of the sunrise and sunset with his phone. From there, Mike became interested in night photography and got a hand-me-down Nikon DSLR. Mike credits the seasoned New England photographers Bryan Xavier and Sabino Flores for taking him under their wing and teaching him their ways. When asked about his nickname, Mike says it came from George Denslow’s book “Living Out of Darkness”: “Clear your energy, honor your rhythm, live your vision”. Mike’s photos stand out from the rest because of the spectacular nature scenes and vibrant colors. Presently, Mike uses a Canon 6D with a 16-35mm f2.8L lens and a Mavic Pro Drone. He still enjoys shooting with his phone, especially for time lapses and behind the scenes.

Interview by Lisa Leigh Connors/Cape Cod Magazine, bowling lane photo by Michael Neas