About the Guest
Mike is a conceptual portrait photographer from Silicon Valley, California. Having 7 years of professional experience, he has recently taken his photographer education program online to share his knowledge with photographers from around the world. Photogs Unite! was born.
Mike got his start doing creative portraits, exploring all kinds of artistic techniques, focusing on getting the shot in camera, rather than relying on extensive Photoshop manipulation. He’s covered clients in paint, glitter, mud, flowing fabric, and his team of hair stylists and makeup artists transform people in ways they’ve never imagined. Fearing there was no sustainable market for this kind of photography outside of the commercial fashion world, Mike spent a few years shooting more traditional portraits with just a little artistic flair. After losing interest in photographing people that way, he dove head first back into the conceptual work and is now known in the Bay Area for his unique style and artistic take on ‘regular’ people.