I'm Mike, a photographer based in San Diego, CA. I've been making pictures since the early '80's. I specialize in making images in and around water: the majority of my work is focused on the sport of swimming.
I am fortunate to make images in the sport I love with some really fun and interesting people. I've been a competitive swimmer since the I was 10 and I still swim nearly every day. Undoubtedly, my time in the water has a huge influence on how my images are made. Regardless of the shoot, I strive to "see" rather than "look" for the shot. I view my work as a collaboration between me and those on the other side of the lens.
There's a lot more to the story, so don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything more you want to know.
A partial list of clients includes: Adidas, USA Swimming, NBC Sports, SwimSwam.com, The Wall Street Journal, TYR Sport, MP Swim, A3 Performance, Arena Swimwear, Swim.com, Aqua Lung Divers, Jolyn Swimwear, United States Olympic Committee, United States Masters Swimming, Q Swimwear, FINIS Swimwear, NutriShops, Popular Photography Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, Engine Swim USA, Gold Medal Media, PEM Surfacing, Human Kinetics Publishing, Stanford University, Yale University, University of California, Swimming World Magazine, Whitesmith Entertainment, ZUMA Press International, SDA Creative, Headstrong, LLC, Dolfin Swimwear,
Mike Lewis San Diego La Jolla sport adventure events portrait commercial photographer