By Mike

You have, perhaps, surfed my other portfolios (see the links column if you haven’t)… but this one’s new. It’s all people.

I get asked all the time, “what do you like to photograph?”  Well, I like the yachts, the nice homes, spectacular commercial structures, beautiful landscapes, and food, of course…

But it always comes back to people. Because all the other is just “stuff”.

What’s a sunset without your SO? You can eat the food, that’s a bonus (if stylists and photographers haven’t put their hands all over it).

But, actually getting to talk to and make photos of  hundreds of people can’t be beat.

So where is the real fun? It’s with everyday folks, the folks at the very bottom, and the folks at the top.

The folks on the bottom have such compelling needs, interesting stories, and lessons to teach us all… they are, perhaps, the best photographic subjects.

The people at the very top… take Nelson Mandela, for example, have no entourage, no pr people, need no introduction, are happy to meet you, and are great to work with.

It’s a panoply, as they say.

Use the comment mechanism to reach me…. or mike@photobymike.com  or 206-432-5111

P.S. Everything here is copyrighted © 2009  and you do not have permission to use the photos for any purpose.


2 Responses to “Editorial and PR photography in Seattle”


  1. March 17, 2010 at 2:14 am

    THAT is one awesome people photo. Love it!

    • March 17, 2010 at 2:34 am

      Yeah, I just can’t get over the contrasts between the totally flamboyant costumes, the “routineness” of morning coffee, and the incongruent of nature of these two “show-girls” checking the Sports page. They were fun people to work with… Spent the whole day with them running all over town to radio and tv shows, and visiting landmarks for photo ops. Totally professional, too.


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