Mike Butler Biography
Interior & Architectural photographer Mike Butler�s path towards an absolute refinement of the photographic images has been one of single minded dedication. From the early years in Bangkok Thailand in 1991, where Mike first learned the art of photography, through the raw and un-edited scenes of the Bangkok to streets, to his recent technically sophisticated work, his single mined determination has led to the production of one of a kind images both in the commercial and the art spheres.
In the commercial field, Mike has created cutting edge digital images which bridge the gap between pure commercialism and art. Many of his images done for commercial clients are considered to be art pieces in themselves. It is to that end that he continued this dichotomy when photographing his first major exploratory art project in Colorado. There he applied his commercial expertise of lighting, strict logistics and tight technical guidelines with the ephemeral and profound world of fine art photography. The images that emerged from that first foray into the fine art world were, as expected, exclusive visions of these remote locations. As Mike continues, his ultimate goal is not in supercilious but in the drive to create esthetically pure images of one�s humans vision for the world to see.
International School of Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand 1991 - 1992
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 1992 � 1994
Honors / Awards:
2005 - Top 10 Hospitality Photographers � Hospitality Design Magazine 2005
2006 - Create Awards 2006 Best of Gold Winner � Construction of Dadeland
2006 - Create Awards 2006 Best of Industry � Ruins of Coral Rock
2008 - Create Awards 2008 Gold Winner � Exoskeleton
2009 - PDN / National Geographic World in Focus � Ore Grinder
2009 - ASMP Best of 2009 � Jade South Interview
2009 - South of 5th Top 33 Most Creative of 2009 - Interview
2006 - A Day In The Life Winwood District Art Basel (December 9 � 12)
2006 - Design Within Reach, Coral Gables Studio � DWR presents Mike Butler (December 13 � 22)
2007 - Miami Center for the Photographic Arts � ASMP Art in Architecture
2008 - PDN Photo Plus International Conference + Expo, at the Jacob Javits NY (October 23 � 25)
2009 - Solo Show at Espirt Del Art Miami
2009 - Solo Show Andu Brickell
2009 - ASMP Photo Plus International Conference + Expo, at the Jacob Javits NY
2009 - SOFI Magazine & Loreal �33 Emerging Creative Minds to Know for 2010�
2009 - Miami Independent Thinkers � Art Basel
Commercial Clients (partial list):
Spillis Candela DMJM � Miami, RTKL, Royal Caribbean, BBG-BBGM ARchitects� NYC, Francis Ford Coppola Resorts � Belize, Alfred Karrem Jr � Boca Raton, Alfred Karrem Sr � Boca Raton, Cuesto Construction, The Phillips Group Architects� NYC, Champion Homes - Michigan, JBI Design - California, Marriott Worldwide, JW Marriott Worldwide, Armstrong Worldwide, SBC Advertising - Ohio, Results Advertising - New Jersey, KFM Advertising - Coral Gables, Old Castle Coastal West Palm Beach, Travel Traders - Miami, Areas - Barcelona Spain, Steven Taylor and Assoc - London England, Van Cleef Arpels - New York, Stephane Dupoux Interior, Designer- Miami - Paris - New York, Ivette Arango Interior Designer- Miami, Elman Design Interior Designer- Toronto, Goodman Design Interior Design - Boca Raton, Rene Regatta Atliatie Interior Designer- Miami, Eli Dwight Interior Designer - NYC, WCI Residential Builder - Florida,...