Travel Photographer and Writer based in Westchester County, New York.

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my love for portrait photography grew out of my desire to be one of the great street photographers. Having grown up a stone's throw from downtown Manhattan, there was a never-ending stream of opportunity: the chance to capture New York, the city that never sleeps, from a perspective that hasn't been seen before.

 

What makes new york as powerful as it is, this beast that, if your'e not careful, can swallow you whole, are the people: the 9 million faces you pass on the street that each have a story. That's what my photography represents: a novel within a single image.

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Robert Pirsig wrote, "It's a little better to Travel than to arrive."

I'm an avid traveller. I love and understand what makes a good road trip, andThere's nothing better than an afternoon out on my motorcycle for some two-wheeled adventures. As such, my aim is to share not only what i experience on my travels in photos, but also inspire you to get up, book that plane ticket, and go see this big, wondrous world of ours for yourself.

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When I'm not taking photos, and when i'm not on my bike, I'm always keeping active - I've been training jiu jitsu since 2013, and rock climbing since 2014.

 

I started photographing these two incredibly emotional sports in 2019 with more than half a decade of hands-on experience. I know what to look at, when key moments are going to happen, and how to capture them; I didn't learn that in a book, or studying a video - it's knowledge gained through years of involvement, and that's something that you can't be taught.

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So that's it for here, folks. I'm a travel-loving, Rock CLimbing, Jiu Jitsu Fighting Photographer who strives every day to improve my craft, and share the results with my clients. 

 

To book a shoot (or to just say hi!), please reach out here. Don't forget to follow me on instagram, and please check out my blog where I Share my travel stories, my photography journey, and the many tips & Tricks I've acquired on those fronts.

- Mike Barr