R Michael Walker

Photographer Male Costa Mesa, California, US
Mayhem # 28107

About Me

Back in the 70’s I made it my mission to meet and study with my favorite fine art photographers including Ansel Adams, Robert Heineken, Wynn Bullock and others. This combined with my 12 years directing TV, my college fine art training and 50 years making images about things and people close to me has given me a unique perspective on the world that I hope my work reflects.

Note: I don't use retouchers. I make art not commerce. And now for the "pay me" part. I neither charge nor pay for the work you see here. My theory has always been "no one gets paid unless everyone is getting paid", and since commercial shoots for me these days are few and far between that means if you are looking for $$ instead of images I'm the wrong person. So if you contact me for a shoot I'm going to assume you are offering TFP and that you are willing to pose nude for me. And yes I will happily shoot commercial style images for you in return if that's what you want.

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PhotoVogue loves me. They've actually PUBLISHED my work in Vogue Italia and included my prints in a gallery show in Milan. My portfolio with them is here: http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Profi … 757bf/User

Photo Techniques magazine has published an article I wrote on Fine Art B&W Printing in their July/August issue. IT will also be posted (in part) on line here: http://phototechmag.com/workflow-for-ma … et-prints/

I am writing for Adorama now too. here is a link to one of the articles I did for them: http://www.adorama.com/ALC/Article.aspx … rip-Part-1

I'm in the June 2014 issue of Outdoor Photographer.


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  • Model
  • Female
  • Lubbock, Texas, United States

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: May 2017


  • Model
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: February 2016

Miss LauraAnna

  • Model
  • Female
  • Milan, Lombardy, Italy

"I've worked with Mike once and had to work with him again because I had such a great time and great pictures too! Highly recommended and cannot wait to have the chance to pose for him again."

Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: September 2008


  • Model
  • Female
  • Sunol, California, United States

"The best! Fun person, easy to work with, always produces awesome images. You couldn't ask for more from a photographer."

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: January 2015

S. Stark

  • Model
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

"He is the BEST! One of my favorite photographers to work with, and one of my favorite people, in general. We've worked together more than five times over the years, and it just gets better!"

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: October 2015
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Credit Notes

University of Kentucky Rasdell gallery, Lexington, KY
Gault House Gallery, Louisville, KY
Smithsonian, Washington DC
University Of Wisconsin Art Center Gallery, Platteville
University of Kentucky Barnhardt Gallery, Lexington, KY
Skylight Gallery, Lexington, KY
Kentucky Educational TV
University Of Iowa
University Of Japan, Tokyo (2X)
Osaka, Japan
University Of Kentucky Fine Arts Gallery
University Of New Mexico
Northern Kentucky Council on the Arts
Lucerne Switzerland
Leaves's Gallery, Lexington., Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University (3X)
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York
Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
European traveling exhibit arranged by Camera Magazine
Traveling Show by the Ohio Arts Council
Ohio State University, Athens, OH
Kent State University Galleries
Trisolini Gallery, Ohio university, Athens
Dionysus Galleries, Cincinnati (2X)
Columbus Technical Institute, Columbus, Ohio
Computer Library Center, Dublin, Ohio
Gallery at the Foundation of The Arts, Columbus, OH
Arts€™s Consortium Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Art Academy
Playhouse In the Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
One Man Show, Arles France
Fashion Island, Newport, CA
Chapman University, CA
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Samy's Camera, Santa Ana, CA
Calumet, Santa Ana, CA
Group Show, Cologne , Germany
PMA 2010, 2009, 2008
Photokina 2010
Fine Art Printer (Magazine)
SGIA Las Vegas 2010
PhotoPlus NY 2010
Photokina 2011
Butter's Gallery, Portland 2/2012
A Glimpse at Photo Vogue, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, IT, 6/13-8/10 2013
and a few smaller venues as well

Popular Photography
Camera Magazine
Camera Arts Magazine
Creative Camera Magazine
The Serpent
Fine Art  Printer magazine
Ilford Promo Materials
Fine Art Printer Fall 2010
Photo News Fall 2011
Photo Technique July/August 2012
Adorama Travel series
Ilford Paper Sample Book
Fine Art Printer fall 2012
Several European and Asian publications for Ilford.
Many More from 44 years of Photography and 38 years of Video/Film
CAT (Beta) Tester For Ilford Paper
Photo Techniques July/August 2012
Ilford paper Catalog 2012 and 2013
13 different Ilford Ads using my Photography placed in publications around the world from 2011-2013

http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Profi … 757bf/User

Private Tutoring and Limited Edition Prints are available For details on print sales go here http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=561729


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