MIKE

mike wiesman

I am a working young professional that strives to deliver high quality professional portrait photography that shows personality, uniqueness and environmental style. With over 10 years of industry experience – yes, I learned on that stuff called film – my unique vision and artistic voice with the camera is far from a commodity in this digital world.

Throughout the years I have captured emotion and personalities within the frame that have produced a few award winning images, but most of them unnoticed. Some published nationally, some in private art galleries, and in 1,000’s of pockets, wallets and purses of loved ones. But none of that matters, it’s in the past. Continuing to progress through collaboration and creativity with others is what drives me and I believe is more important than what has already been accomplished.

I think it was about 15 years ago when I remember taking my first pictures with a “real” camera, and I can say that I still get excited every time I pick my Nikon up. My experience has led me to a place in photography that has greatly inspired my passion for photography, creative editorial portraiture. I’ve made lots of mistakes and bad exposures along the way. Every one of those, good and bad, have made my photography what it is today.

Talking cameras and sharing what I know to help others understand that black box that captures pictures is something that I do quite a bit. So much so I started a blog about it, the F64 Group. I am currently working in Wisconsin, but am available to work globally.

I urge you to navigate through multiple portfolios at your own pace. If you are here to look at one portfolio in particular, looking through the others will give you an overall aesthetic of my work and vision as a visual artist. If you have a visual connection and a photographic need, I would enjoy to talk more.

“And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.” –Richard Avedon