Model Mayhem #:
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Jul 07, 2022
Very Experienced
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Mar 01, 2018

About Me

I fell in love with photography when I was in high school in the mid seventies. It’s all I have ever wanted to do. In 1980 I graduated from The Brooks Institute of Photography and set out on my life’s work as a photographer.

Since then I have literally traveled around the world working as a photographer. I have photographed presidents, movie stars, athletes, astronauts, test pilots, world famous surgeons and thousands of just everyday people. My work has been published in newspapers around the world, and in Time, News Week, Life, National Geographic and Aviation Week magazines. I have been a staff or contract photographer for Xerox, ITT, NASA, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Tenet Healthcare, Centinela Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Keck Hospital of USC.

My video and audio work has run on every major US television network. My freelance client list includes ABC/Disney, Warner Brothers, Channel 9 Australia and Triumph Aerospace.

After almost 40 years of corporate photography, the last 25 plus doing medical photography and video, it’s time to let the creative side of my brain have a little room to play. I have always loved shooting photographs of people and specifically portraits. So, now that the boys are out of sports and college I now have the time and resources to do what I love so much by reopening my home photo studio to shoot portraits and head shots on a part time basis.

I am available evenings and weekends on a very limited basis. I will be shooting studio and location portrait / head shot sessions by appointment only. If you like what you see in my galleries and are interested in scheduling a shoot please click on the schedule a shoot link on my home page. I will get back to you ASAP.

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"Wonderful use of lighting and capturing movement. Mike was very professional, set up prior to my arrival. He provided feedback during the shoot. THANK YOU!" Read less

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"I loved shooting with Michael at his studio. He gave great instruction and we came out with beautiful photos. The lighting, fan, photography backdrops, flash and settings were all professional. We used some of his studio furniture and fashion props as well. Everything was prepared and set up nice. Our shoot turned out beautifully. I recommend working with Michael sometime." Read less

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"Working with Mike is the most fun I've ever had on a photoshoot! He was friendly, funny, and professional, and he made me feel completely at ease. I'd definitely recommend him for anyone looking to get headshots done." Read less

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"Mike is a veteran photographer with experience that shows. He produces only high quality work and makes the model comfortable working with him. His studio setup is one of the best and he really has all the tools and expertise to bring the best out of you!" Read less

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"Mike Is an honest professional. I enjoyed working with him. He also has some very nice lighting to help make things look better!" Read less

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Aim model · Model

Hey, I'm interested to come to America in future but at the moment while traveling is still difficult, I am offering remote shoots afternoons on Wednesdays or Mondays Melbourne time until March 8th. I'm currently working with another photographer to do these shoots but I hope in future to get my own gear and do more on location remote shoots. I have a CBD apartment with a rooftop balcony, large natural light windows, a range of backdrops, props & can use the buildings facilities of a gym, spa, pool & sauna. My rates for remote shoots would be less than what I charge for in person shoots. Let me know how many hours you would like me to quote you for and if you like to pay by PayPal or a bank transfer to my UK bank or AUS bank. We would tether the camera to the laptop and screen share so you can control the settings/shots & we could chat over FaceTime or WhatsApp during the shoot. The gear we have is a Sony full frame camera with a range of lenses available; 50mmf1.8, 85mmf1.4gm, 17-28f2.8, 28-75f2.8, 105f1.4gm, 70-200f2.8gm
Would love to know what style you would like to shoot & when. Hope to hear from you soon! All the best, kind regards.
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Sandy_Retouch · Retoucher

Great portfolio. Perhaps someday you will be interested in my retouching services, I will gladly cooperate with you!
Thank you!!!
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Nika_Retouch · Retoucher

Hi, amazing port, feel free to contact me if you ever need retouching)