For the past fifteen years, experiencing nature and photographing her beauty has been my form of relaxation and spiritual fulfillment. I have shot around the country, but am continually drawn to the stark beauty of the mountains, deserts, and wide open expanses of the American West. Living in the Front Range of Colorado provides many opportunities to further pursue my photographic interests.

I am largely self taught in the photographic arts. I have taken assorted classes, seminars and workshops over the years, as well as always viewing images of other photographers and learning from their craft. Two of the photographers who have most influenced me are John Sexton and Paul Caponigro.

I have found the best teacher of all though to be experience, and shooting on a consistent basis. I canít think of a single photographic journey in which I havenít learned some further nuance of the light and how it interacts with the world around me.

Copyright 2000 - 2017 by Mike Malec. Raven Photography Boulder CO