Welcome to Mike Smalley's Photographic Art's editorial showcase.
Mike is a free-lance editorial and journalistic photographer based in the South West United States. I'm available for assignments, commissioned portraiture and special events.
From a dear friend -
He sees with clear eyes
takes his pictures with his soul
truth shines through the lens
... by Jewels Nation
A very experienced photographer specializing in event and portraiture photography.
Thank you for viewing my work & sharing my passion for photography. (Camera) Shutter release is what frees my spirit to soar. My candid images, stage performers, everyday people I see beauty in. In folk's expressions, the sheer joy of living life can be found, especially at these festivals and special events. They are but a small glimpse, what the real world and humanity could be.
Miss Vogue UK - published work
Joshua Tree's Claire Davidson ~ Directed by Dan O'Dowd YouTube Video - director of photography
Colorado Culture Magazine - Featured photo of the band "Greener Grounds" - http://coloradoculture.co/blog/colorado-sounds-greener-grounds 6/22/2016
Cover & Featured, Fest 300 Magazine - Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival (May 19, 2016) https://www.fest300.com/magazine/people-of-joshua-tree-music-festival-2016
The Sun-Runner - Featured - The Journal of the Real Desert, Joshua Tree, CA / May 9th. 2016 issue
Festival Sherpa en-counter culture cover and featured
Featured image - SKYLIGHT Webzine - 3rd Ear Experience
Tear Sheet - Synergy International Quarterly Report
International (seniors) Sports Festival, Coachella Valley Weekly
Album Jacket for Oumar Konate
Featured photo critic www.photosig.com
3 showcase images - One Model Place
Videographer - Shakti Fest 2017
Videographer - Bhakti Fest West 2016-2017
Presenter Client - Michael Brian Baker of the Breath Center - Principal and founder - Father at The Breath Center
Entertainer Client - David Newman renowned sacred chant master, recording artist, singer/songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher.
Event Photographs - Bhakti /Shakti Festivals - 2014-2018
Event photographer for Joshua Tree Harmony Tour (local musicians), http://z1077fm.com/jt-harmony-tour/
Event Photographer - 29 Palms Art Gallery - Sand to Stone Events / Native American Culture and Arts
Event Photographer - Subdued String-band Jamboree, Bellingham, WA 2015
Event Photographer - Joshua Tree Music Festivals October 2010-2017
Event Photographer - Joshua Tree Music Festivals May 2011-2018
Event Photographer - Lucidity Festival 2013 Santa Barbara, CA
Event Photographer - Mojave Desert Land Trust's fundraiser, The 7th annual
Event Photographer - Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party - Integratron, Landers, CA
Featured images on Audio Tek Sound site
Featured images on several musicians/band websites (from "on-stage" angles, examples available upon request): Steven Young (UK), Zulluu, See-i, Dogon Lights, Mexico 68, Yak Attack, RonKat Spearman's Katadelic ... to name a few.
If you wish to have your event documented (small or large) - available for concerts, special events, and private gatherings.
Prior to focusing on event photography, my focus was on glamour models. Studying individual expression, watching for just the right moment to capture; which provided much of the experience I am able to share with you today.
I'd most sincerely welcome bookings or comments thru this site or by my direct contact info.: [email protected] / 760-799-6991 (*Disclaimer - Occasionally there are a few folks not happy with a particular image - I respect that, and will immediately remove any images on this site, by written/emailed request).
Thank you and blessings to one and all.