Michael Mead is an award winning photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. He has studied photography at Santa Barbara City College and Brooks Institute of Photography. His photography graces the walls of such business heavyweights as ExxonMobil and Morgan Stanley, as well as the homes of collectors both here and abroad. 

"I shoot digitally using a Canon 5DMark III, as well as with film using a Calumet 540 4x5 camera. My philosophy is simple–the world around us is a beautiful place. I try to capture that beauty to share with others one image at a time."