About Mike I was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Literature, intending to teach college level English. About the same time, my father built a darkroom in his house and I thought that, since I had the opportunity, I should learn how to take a decent photograph. But developing and printing that first roll of film turned out to be a life changing experience, and I never went back to graduate school. Ironically, the subject matter of that first roll of film was buildings -- shots of the beautiful old buildings in Pioneer Square. That was many years ago now. I have been photographing architecture and interiors and real estate, primarily houses, for more than 25 years professionally. My clients tend to be architects, builders, realtors, developers, interior designers, and building products manufacturers. Recently I have partnered with an experienced videographer, Ron Stewart, to produce real estate videos. The video learning curve has been steep, but very exciting, and the feedback we're receiving has been gratifying. A few years ago I began to photograph golf courses as well. I have been a passionate golfer my entire life, and shooting golf courses combines my love of golf and my love of landscape photography in a perfect way for me. Of all the artistic media, I believe that architecture, including landscape architecture (which to me includes golf course design) is the one that most directly touches our daily lives. My role is to appreciate and elucidate that architecture. I feel very fortunate to have found a trade about which I care passionately. The changes in photography since I began are mind boggling, but I believe that the creative possibilities are greater now than ever before. My favorite quotation about photography is by Cartier-Bresson and expresses pretty well my feelings about the art and craft of picture making: "to take photographs is to find the structure of the world - to revel in the pure pleasure of form, to disclose that in all this chaos there is order".