About Mike

Mike is a New England-based photographer who lives in New Hampshire and specializes in nature and landscape photography. His images exude a sense of tranquility, mystery, and simplicity. He aims to produce images that soothe the mind with beauty.

Mike photographs throughout the New England states. His favorite New England destinations include the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Coast of Maine, Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. In addition, Mike travels far and wide to capture subjects away from his home base. His passion for photography extends across the Colorado Plateau, down to the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and over to Europe.

Mike aims to capture nature at its best. He prefers to work at sunrise, sunset, and twilight, as these shoulder hours tend to hold more potential for drama. He also remains passionate about night photography, constantly in search of clear skies, bright stars, a colorful Milky Way, and the elusive Northern Lights.

His photos have appeared in books by The National Geographic Society and historian Eric Jay Dolan, in numerous music videos by prolific composer Tim Janis, and in magazines such as Digital Photographer, Mother Earth News, GEO Voyage, and Landscape Photography Magazine.

Artist Statement

I often joke that I’m just a lowly-paid photographer because this is clearly not a field you would choose for the big money. Luckily, I’ve already had a long career, so my interest in photography is driven purely by a desire for self-expression rather than the need to earn a living.

Before turning to photography, I enjoyed a career in computer software, including co-founding a start-up company. But in 2001, I decided to retire from the software industry to pursue more right-brain interests, and have never looked back!

Digital photography quickly became my passion. I enjoy every aspect of this craft, including the learning and interactions with like-minded people. I travel to beautiful places to capture inspiring scenes, while applying my own personal vision. What's not to love?

Statement of Ethics

My inspiration comes from a desire to capture the fleeting beauty of the landscape, preserving special moments in time that can later be shared with others. My images often combine elements of nature with the “hand of man” in an effort to yield realistic representations of our present world.

The scenes in my photos will always be real, although adjusted to reflect my artistic vision. I am not a purist who needs to document but rather an artist who wishes to express. In that regard, I do moderately enhance my photos to mirror the on-scene experience and increase emotional impact.

I do not usually add elements to my photos that were not in the original scene, although I may remove minor distractions. Any significant alteration or technique applied beyond normal adjustments will be disclosed in the photo caption. And the caption will always include an honest description of timing and conditions.

I will protect the environment and landscape to the best of my ability while making photos, aiming to leave the scene undisturbed. And I will not publicly reveal any photo location that is at high risk of being overrun by visitors. I will also reach out to solicit consent before photographing on private property.