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Mike Chirieleison

I realized that I loved photography in the Summer of 2001, during a month-long road trip through the Western U.S. with my family right before beginning high school. My father sat me down and taught me the basics of how to use his old Olympus SLR and let me have at it. I didn’t know if I would stick with it, but I enrolled in a photography class my freshman year of high school and by senior year, I was taking four photography/visual media courses. I never looked back.

While earning my bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University, I worked for several years under photographer Peter Krogh learning the ins and outs of digital restoration and digital asset management. Check out The DAM Book and Peter's work here.

As a Video Producer for Rock Creek Productions, I’ve been afforded the opportunity to travel the country in search of amazing stories and subjects. This has allowed my photography to develop and flourish however I desire, exploring whatever paths I find along the way.

Now I'm beginning a new chapter where I plan on taking the next step with my photography. I will be pushing myself to try new techniques and photograph new subjects I hadn’t previously explored.

I hope you enjoy this journey and come along for the ride.