For the past fifteen years, Mike Basher has traveled the globe photographing campaigns for large corporations such as Under Armour, Reebok and North Face, working with celebrities and athletes like Carmelo Anthony, Lindsey Vonn, Michael Phelps and Andy Murray. This selection of his photography is an antithesis to that work.
His inspiration for this collection comes from the solitude of the outdoors. Mike's sublime, minimalistic photographs take a look at scenes often visited by others, yet his approach in isolating subjects leaves the viewer to often question, and even disregard its whereabouts.
Working exclusively with large format black and white film, each image is carefully crafted–seen through the process of making a precise exposure, hand developing the negative, and final display. This involved, hands-on craft brings him close to his work. What the viewer sees is essentially an extension of his persona. Quiet and precise, yet bold. The utmost care and skill has gone into the making of each of these images.
This collection of photographs was made by careful composition, critical focusing, selective lens choice and delicate exposure onto a single sheet of film. All are printed on pure silver gelatin photographic paper (not inkjet prints), and are mounted and framed using only the highest quality archival materials for generations of appreciation.