I approach this work with a photographer’s perspective of light and reality but my
final images are not limited to realistic depiction. I want each of my works to
have the effect of both symboling and laying bare the essential integrity and beauty
of each subject; to transform but obscuring neither wildness nor beauty.
An award-winning commercial photographer and digital artist, Mikel was one
of the first photographers in America to adopt digital technology as a creative
tool. In 1995, Mikel was named one of the top twenty photographers in the
country working in digital media in New Your’s Photo District News and several
of his images were chosen for the First New York Society of Illustrators Digital Salon.
His work received a gold Ozzie Award in New York in 2003 for a series of garden
photographs in an article published by Utah Homes and Garden.