Photography is my first language. A transplant from the East Coast, my imagery fuses the grit and intensity of the East Coast with the rugged, natural beauty and individuality of the Pacific Northwest. I'm a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a never-ending student of legends like Ansel Adams, Sebastião Salgado, Galen Rowell, and Brett Weston.
Lessons.com names Mike a "Top Ten Instructor"
15th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards: "Shoals" honored; 7,000 entries from 70 countries
14th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards, "Storm over the Mojave" honored; 6,400 entries from 73 countries.
Out to Sea selected by jury for Art on the Green Juried Exhibit
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture - The Mac- 5 works included in the ArtSource Collection
Special Recognition Award, CityScapes international competition: "Parisian Cafe"
Seascapes Art Exhibition, "California Dreaming" honored
Portraits featured by agency AgeFotoStock, to its international audience
Featured Artist on the prestigious ArtsyShark website
Featured International Contemporary Artists, Vol XII
Center of the Picture Industry, semi-finalist, international competition
Las Vegas gallery "Red Brush"award
"Absolutely Breathtaking" Georgia Ellis, Editor, Hidden Treasure Art Magazine
Mike captures and develops every digitalnegative, taking precaution to do no harm and leave no trace in theenvironment. Finished work is printed on100% cotton rag, in very limited editions.
A creative collaboration with Mitercraft, Inc., and Ron and Julie Flint combines my photography with their artistry and environmental sourcing of maple wood to produce beautifully crafted bookmarks and coasters that are sold in museum and other stores across the country and direct to consumers around the world via their Amazon store.
My commercial photography includes portraiture, marketing, advertising and promotion, model portfolios, head shots, and location work for clients from Hollywood to New York. Every assignment is a collaboration that produces images on time and on budget, serving client needs with distinction. Acclaimed international photo agencies AgeFotoStock and Adobe represent my work around the world.
From Spokane, I work with clients large and small, around the region and around the country.
I can help you succeed. Get in touch using my contact form.