Michael Boatright

Michael BoatrightFrom my 35-year experience in corporate technology management, I have learned the value that professional certification brings to my customers, who can expect from me a solid baseline of experience, creativity and technical expertise in creating the images important to their needs. I am constantly seeking to explore innovative ways of telling the human story by utilizing traditional and emerging digital visual, audio and print technologies through creative commercial techniques that allow magic to flourish.

Based in the Metro Atlanta Area, I specialize in People, Commercial and Fine Art Photography and my studio is located in the TULA Arts Center in Atlanta’s Buckhead Arts District.

My relationship with photography began at age 12, when my dad, a professional photographer for many years, taught me camera and darkroom techniques. In the early 1990’s, working for IBM, I began experimenting with and developing techniques in digital multimedia storytelling, using emerging A/V hardware and software and Internet technologies. With IBM I led multimedia projects for the 1994 Lillehammer and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Disney’s Epcot Center, the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Masters Tournament and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 2000, I have worked on digital media projects for the British Broadcasting Company and AT&T, opening my own photography studio in 2014.

Music, Dance and Theater are my passion. My professional portfolio includes work for DramaTech Theater, Theatrical Outfit, Out of Hand Theater, the Sideways Contemporary Dance Company, Gwinnett Ballet, Bodies In Motion Dance Company and professional work for many Atlanta musicians and groups. My Fine Art Projects include landscape photography on four continents and abstract impressions of real-life subjects. Corporate clients include the J. Walter Thompson Agency, Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Institute of Technology and many Atlanta small businesses. During the summer of 2020, I made photographs of 33 Atlanta Theaters closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (my Dark Houses Atlanta Project).

Professionally, I serve as Ethics Chair on the Board of Directors of the Georgia PPA. I served as President of the SE Photographic Society (2 years) and a board member (8 years) and am sought-after as a competition judge by Atlanta area photography groups.