Michael Graham is now one of Whistler's top local freelance photographers. His interest in photography was piqued as a child looking at pictures in the National Geographic magazines. The essence of light and shadow enraptured him and encouraged him to start on an amateur level of taking photographs solely as a treat. During this time his camera was one of his inseparable friends, with whom he was creating memories of extreme sports such as snowboarding, windsurfing, diving and many others that remained captured in many of Michael's shots.
Michael's extensive travels around the world strongly influenced his entering into the world of photography. He believes that travel broadens one's view of the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities and other countries and seeing the beauty of the world helps understand all of our lives and are at once interconnected and individual.
Michael has traveled in Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Turkey, Mexico, Tibet, the American Southwest, and Europe exploring sites that evoke mystery and spirit.
He is known for his luminous and iconic photographs and fascination with culturally sacred sites and landscapes. His artwork reveals the essence of his subjects, yielding a sense of timelessness while visually evoking the intangible.
Michael has the imagination to find the unusual in the ordinary and the technical skill to produce an unforgettable picture. Taking a walk through one of his landscape photos will take you to a place of familiarity with a hint of surrealism that takes your breath away.
Michael resides in Whistler, BC where for many years he had specialized in industrial, travel and event photography for a variety of clients.
The Plaza Galleries in the Whistler Resort is pleased and privileged to represent the fine art of one of British Columbia's finest talents, Mr. Michael Graham