For the past fifteen years, Mike Basher has traveled the globe photographing campaigns for large corporations such as Under Armour, Reebok and The North Face, working with celebrities and athletes like Carmelo Anthony, Lindsey Vonn, Michael Phelps and Andy Murray. This selection of his photography is the antithesis.
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, final printing and 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.