Mike is a photographer and raconteur born and raised along the coast of Southern California. Drawing inspiration from spearfishing, surfing, and other outdoor exploits, he has a knack for creating imagery that extolls the true feeling of people and places. He's drawn to stories with deep character. The more grit, the better.
His images are heavily influenced from real life experiences and friends met along the way. The rare times when Mike isn’t chasing images and stories with a camera, he’s out living the stories he photographs. You might find him on a knife-edge ridge in the Ko'olau Range or 100ft underwater on a single breath.
Mike’s assignment work primarily focuses on outdoor and ocean imagery, with a healthy dose of portraiture in the mix. Organizing small and nimble teams that deliver big results is his specialty, and he's just as comfortable shooting on fully produced sets as he is working way off-grid with just an idea and a camera.
Currently, Mike splits his time between California & Hawaii. His favorite food is grilled Yellowtail, and his favorite pictures to make are portraits. He is available for assignment anywhere in the world.
Photo courtesy Conner Humann