Mike De Cesare | ProPhotoNorthwest Photography

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About Me


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.


Out to Sea selected by jury for Art on the Green Juried Exhibit

Spokane's MAC (Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture) selects 3 works for the ArtSource program

"Parisian Cafe" Special Recognition award in CityScapes international competition

"California Dreaming" honored in Seascapes Art Exhibition

Portraits featured by 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

Fine Art

My fine art and landscape photography is imaged all over the world, and produced in very small editions, available either direct, or at fine art shows. My philosophy is to invite the viewer to project themselves inside the image to feel nature's elements, from sun to spray to location, to interact with the image, not merely look at it, to feel an emotional connection while creating a personal memory and relationship. All of my nature work is produced with a deep and abiding respect for the environment.  


A creative collaboration with Mitercraft, Incorporated, 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 assignments in commercial photography include portraiture, corporate advertising and promotion, model portfolios,executive head shots, and location work for clients from Hollywood to New York. Every assignment is a collaboration with the client to produce exclusive images on time and on budget that will serve their needs with distinction. Acclaimed international photo stock agencies AgeFotoStock and Alamy rep and license my general work around the world.


From Spokane, I work with clients large and small, around the region and around the country.  Havean upcoming project? I'd love to help you succeed. Get intouch using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling andmore.

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