Mike Butler – Architectural Photographer

About Mike Butler - Architectural Photographer

What is the single most important thing for your business today?  We believe it is to have an impactful visual identity, as we live in a visual society, dominated and in some ways defined by images.  If you are creating that visual identity, look for the very best image creators in your industry.  Mike has been creating images since 1991, when he lived in Bangkok Thailand, then using hand-rolled and processed B&W bulk film.  Today over 30 years later, he continues that boutique style involvement, each image is carefully crafted from inception to production then finally polished through hands-on digital retouching.  

Mike, along with a hand-picked creative team curates image concepts to meet his client’s marketing requirements, be them strict architectural imagery, drone, video or social media.  We believe these images are investments for our clients and as such there should be a positive rate of return.  We strive at every moment to ensure that is the case.  

Still Images:

Mike wrote the book on digital image capture in the architectural industry, working with merged digital images B.D.(before digital).  Back in 2002 he would capture on 4×5 film then scan on a drum scanner retouch and merge various lighting set ups then output the file back to 4×5 chrome.  Since then he has continually pushed the boundaries of what is possible within the architectural photography industry.  Most recently he has been blending drone work with supplemental lighting on building exteriors, creating images which blur the lines between traditional ground based magic hour shots and pure drone imagery. 


While still photography can be a sport for the solo artist, video is all about the team.  A good video production requires so many areas of expertise there is just no way a one man band can pull off anything but the most basic production.  We have access to a huge pool of talent from pro audio, to industry leading DPs, light techs, focus pullers, editors, color correction experts, digital asset creators you name the position we got the person.  And what is a good video production without gear?  Camera side we go from your base DSLR, to Black Magic, Red, and ARRI Alexa, with cinema lenses to match, both anaphoric and traditional.  And yea drone we got that covered too!    

Contact us and let’s work together, crafting a set of images or video production which will set your business apart.

Mike Butler



Mike Butler Architecture and Hospitality Photography