Western Snowy Plover
An Airbus A380 crosses over the cordoned-off nesting site of the nearly-extinct Western Snowy Plover at Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles, CA
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Originally from Ipswich, Massachusetts, Mike studied studio art and environmental science at the University of Vermont before moving to California and pursuing a career in photography in 2009. A self proclaimed "Aviation Enthusiast", Mike has become well known for his aviation and aerial photography. His "Airportraits" series, for which he has become well-known, each depict an entire day’s worth of aircraft movements into single images. Mike has also published a hard cover coffee table book titled "LA Airspace" and has just released his newest series of work depicting the life cycles of planes.
Mike's work has been featured in numerous publications and magazines including National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, Washington Post, WIRED, European Photography Magazine, and Fortune.