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Michael Boatright

Michael BoatrightStorytelling is my passion and I bring this enthusiasm to every facet of my client work.

Throughout my life, I have consistently sought to explore innovative ways of telling the human story by utilizing traditional analog capture and darkroom techniques with digital visual, audio and print technologies that allow magic to flourish. Proficiency in both worlds allows me to create images of a quality unparalleled by others.

My relationship with photography began as a teenager, when my dad, a professional photographer for many years, taught me camera and darkroom techniques. Working for IBM in the early 1990’s, I began experimenting with and developing techniques in digital multimedia storytelling, using emerging audio/visual hardware, software and Internet technologies. With IBM I led large 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 and many others. Since 2000, I have worked on digital media projects for the British Broadcasting Company, National Public Radio and AT&T.

Most recently, I have been telling the story of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Atlanta performing arts community through my Dark Houses Atlanta, making photographs of 33 of Atlanta's dark theaters during the summer of 2020.

From 35 years in corporate technology management, I learned that my professional certification from the Professional Photographers of America means that my clients can expect a solid baseline of experience, creativity and technical expertise in creating the images important to their needs. As ethics chair of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association and a Past President of the Southeastern Photographic Society, clients can also trust that my business operates according to the highest professional and ethical standards.

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