Originally from NJ I have lived in Rhode Island since 1999. My initial photography experience was informal and came from photojournalistic shoots at the region’s emergency scenes. That quick draw experience has allowed me to adjust and get those unexpected shots. From the moment I picked up a point and shoot at my first fire scene 15 years ago I have continued to strive to push my photography to new limits. When I am not capturing the stolen kisses at a wedding or a celebratory toast at an event you can find me driving throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England with my camera by my side looking for magic. I find inspiration in everything from sweeping coast lines, to towering buildings, to my daughter’s innocent smile. I truly believe that every time I snap that shutter a moment is made timeless and a story is told. This is me and this is what I love to do.
– Mike Ippolito