“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature, it will never fail you.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Since a young age, Michael Bjorge has been captivated and inspired by his natural surroundings. Having grown up in a small North Coast community on Vancouver Island, nature was literally at his front door. Michael’s love of nature has guided his life and inspired his fine art landscape photography. This has in turn inspired his landscape architectural design work for which he has received the highest honor in the nation: The National Award of Landscape Excellence.
Michael is also emerging as one of Canada’s Top Fine Art Landscape & Nature Photographers having received the distinction of being recognized as a Master Photographer in Fine Art from the Master Photographers International Organization, (MPIO), in spring 2019! Michael specializes in Forest Photography but more so photographing Ancient Old Growth Forests from the California Redwoods to Vancouver Island’s last pockets of Old Growth Forests. By showcasing the beauty of these increasingly rare Ancient Eco Systems he hopes there will be more pressure and success in protecting these amazing Ancient Forests! In October of 2020 Michael received a Platinum Award for one of his Old Growth Forest Photography Images titled “Lucky Charm” as part of the 2020 MPIO International Image Challenge. This award is the highest level of Award that one can receive from the Master Photographers International Organization, and very few artists have received this honour! His work has been published in countless publications over the years, he has received 1st place in the Double Exposure Photography Exhibitions in 2017 & 2019, many viewers choice awards, finalist in the Whistler Film Festival Photography Competition where his image “Ancient Cedars” showcased another stunning Old Growth Forest, as well as receiving the Gold Award from the prestigious International Association of Printing House Craftsmen Gallery Awards. Michael’s Fine Art Photography Prints have been collected around the world, from individual collectors, to large corporations, and public institutions, as well as home staging companies, and interior designers. The area that has shown the highest demand for Michaels work continues to be the Wellness Industry for such places as; Wellness Centres, Spa’s, Hospitals and Psychiatric Facilities, where large nature scene prints, and often more specifically Forest Photography prints are used to help create calming atmospheres for the staff and patients. When purchasing Michael’s art work you are dealing directly with the artist, thus avoiding the large markups and high pressure sales tactics of dealing with a gallery. Many of Michael’s Fine Art Photography Prints are limited editions of a maximum of 81 prints and once the series sells out that print with be retired forever. Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are only available on the Archival Quality Fine Art Aluminum, or Archival Giclee Canvas in sizes of 24×36″ and up. All limited editions prints come with a certificate of authenticity, a seal of authenticity, and will be artist proofed as well as signed by Michael personally.
Michael’s fine art nature & forest photography is just an extension of his lifestyle, personality, passion for nature and Old Growth Forest protection. As mentioned his main focus and speciality in the field is photographing the last Ancient Old Growth Forests and specifically Vancouver Island Old Growth Photography, with the aim of raising awareness for preservation of the small amount of Old Growth Forests we have left. Many of his images are very high resolution allowing them to be enlarged to wall sized prints, for offices or advertising campaigns, as well as large fine art prints for the home. He is at heart an Activist, Artist, Explorer, Designer, Photographer, and most importantly a Father! Michael shares his passions with his wonderful and very adventurous daughter Bailey. They have traveled to many spectacular and remote locales with the help of their fully-customized Overlanding Jeep/Grizzly Bear Safari vehicle named Jeepfalia 🙂
Michael continues to fuel his passion for fine art photography seeing the world through the eyes of his daughter, living on the West Coast, and viewing the work of amazing famous photographers such as: Paul Nicklen, Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Peter Lik, and David Muench. Please feel free to inquire about any of Michael’s fine art landscape photography prints, or say hi if you happen to bump into them out in an Old Growth Forest somewhere! Michael’s award winning design background also allows him to offers on-site art consultancy to ensure clients Fine Art Nature Photography Print purchase will work with their interior décor of their home or office, as well as advice on scale, placement, and design principals. Further to this Michael has an app on his online art gallery that allows him to digitally place any of his wall art photography prints on the clients walls to give a full representation of what a particular fine art photography print will look in the space prior to purchase! Additionally Michael’s entire wall art print portfolio is now available as U/V coated Outdoor Fine Art Prints for use in gardens, public art installations, courtyards, hotel entry areas, outdoor restaurant patios etc. Email Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org
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