Mike Butler – Architectural Photographer



Sleeping in tents every night for 7 nights near the locations at elevations in excess of 13,000 feet Mike and his crew set out on an audacious project to light and photograph the most well-known ghost towns in Colorado.  The project was a culmination of 15 years of photographic study dovetailed with the then just accessible high-end digital capture systems.  Prior to 2006 Mike had been working with a 4×5 technical camera and was transitioning from 4×5 crome one-shot images to multi-layered shots done on NPS negative film.  The transition period let me jump right into multi-layered digital shots before anyone really had even conceived of the idea.  This multi-layering along with digital capture kept the equipment requirements low enough that he was able to just do the project.

Watch the behind the scenes documentary here: Colorado Project 2006 documentary
Buy custom archival prints of the Colorado Project here: Buy Print