Mike Cavanaugh Photography

Mike Cavanaugh Photography

My photographic journey began many years ago after receiving my father’s old 35mm Canon AE1. Dozens of expensive cameras and years of study later, I am still addicted to photography. My goal is to show people things they might otherwise have missed, and I find inspiration in diverse and unexpected places. Irresistible photos interrupt every aspect of my life: a dead tree at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the searing gaze of a homeless man peering through the wealth of Beverly Hills, passing roadside crosses on the family vacation, abandoned toilets when driving my kid to school, the fleeting beauty of a turning body in dim light, a vineyard shot that couldn’t be ignored even on my wedding day, and decaying furniture rotting amid the stench of the Salton Sea. Oh, and did I mention toilets? Love them.

I have more than 300 publishing credits encompassing a variety of subject matter, including portraiture, commercial product (print and web based), weddings, events, glamour, music, travel and tourism. My personal photography and gallery exhibits include subject matter ranging from landscapes, travel, nature, architecture, portraiture, still life, fine art, and artistic nudes.