Michael E. Gordon is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer of unusual and overlooked natural landscapes of California and beyond. A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the landscape yields photographs of great depth and clarity. He is best known for his black and white ‘Desert’ series which, says Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.”
Michael's photographs have been published in and on the covers of magazines, calendars, textbooks and music CD’s. He is represented by art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, and his fine art prints are held internationally in private collections. Publication and assignment credits include Backpacker magazine, View Camera magazine, Broughton Quarterly, The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America's Wilderness, Brooks/Cole, Nature Photographers Network, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Body-Mind Music, and more. Awards and recognition include International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards.
Michael photographs with a 4”x5” view camera and film, and leads photographic workshops and tours for photographers of all levels. He lives in an historic 97-year-old Craftsman bungalow in Long Beach, California, with his wife Shauna, and their menagerie of rescued animals.