About Mike


Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, as well as Aerial and Aviation Photography.

A native of Ipswich Massachusetts, Mike studied Studio Art and Environmental Science at the University of Vermont before venturing out to Lake Tahoe, California in hopes of becoming a professional snowboarder. A couple of years and countless injuries later, Mike found himself taking up an offer to photograph a few homes for a developer friend he met while recuperating. What started out by chance turned out to be the perfect mix of technicality and creativity for Mike, and he was immediately hooked with photographing architecture and interiors.

Mike uses both natural and artificial light where appropriate to artistically capture indoor and outdoor spaces. Every single image is meticulously crafted with expert attention to detail. Mike strives to create fun, laid-back environments when shooting, whether photographing a small home or a high rise overlooking the ocean.

When Mike isn’t photographing architecture and interiors, he is always working on exciting new projects — anything from photographing planes taking off from airports, documenting the architecture of Iceland, recreating a vintage Pan Am airline advertorial, or publishing a book of aerial images of Los Angeles.

Features, Shows, & Awards


SFO Museum, Terminal 1 | Solo Exhibition, 5/17-9/17
American Institute of Architects LA | Solo Exhibition, 12/2015
Denver Art Musuem: The Art Of The Force, 1/2017
Digital Camera World’s Best Images of 2014
Fast Company
Gestalten’s PhotoViz Cover Image
Los Angeles A+D Museum: “Groundswell” 6/2014
Los Angeles Magazine
Luerzer’s Archive Best Ad Photographers 2016-17
Real Simple
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 80th Anniversary Finalist
Travel + Leisure

Clients Include


Plus Development
Benoy Architecture + Planning
Tesla Motors
Brickell City Centre
Emily Henderson
Emirates Airlines
Herman Miller
Los Angeles World Airports
Solar City
Swire Hospitality
Uber Technologies