Fine Art Photographer – Mike Basher

Shackelford Banks
Having spent fifteen years of his photography career in the fast-paced advertising and editorial photography world, in the fall of 2014, Mike, his wife and two young sons decided to make Beaufort home.

Mike’s initial draw to photography began while taking a course in high school. Watching his first black and white image emerge on a sheet of silver paper under the dim glow of a safe light, he immediately fell in love. His first subjects were the trees and sky of his family’s nearly fifty acres of forest, nestled deep in the hills of upstate New York.

Cedar Island
Beaufort Inlet
Photography has taken Mike all over the globe, working with athletes and celebrities like
Carmelo Anthony, Andy Murray and Lindsey Vonn on projects for brands such as Under Armour, Reebok and The North Face. But since that day in the darkroom, he has been working on a side project–a collection of black and white images, all photographed and printed on true silver gelatin emulsions. Most made with a large format camera (à la Edward Weston and Ansel Adams), his sublime images carry a richness and detail that can’t be found in any other photographic process.