Michael Snively is a Colorado native and professional photographer who, for more than 25 years, has created images for commercial and private clients, publications, presentations, and exhibitions. Michael is a traditionalist whose primary medium is B&W film, not out of fear of digital but out of respect for the traditions that have guided his career.
Michael is a firm believer that photographic skills are best learned through mentorship. In addition to his technical skills, Michael is highly regarded for his emphasis on light and form.
Making time to create successful images is critical to his work, as is archival quality. You might see Michael photographing along a stream bed or architectural structure with his large format camera. Sometimes he’ll ride his bicycle to a shoot, pulling his photo gear in a trailer, giving him more opportunities to connect with his environment.
One-on-one darkroom sessions with Michael are available for students wanting to learn in a more concentrated environment. Visit our rental page for more details.
Recent exhibition history: 2010 – “Portraits of Courageous Beauty,” Flash Gallery, Working with Artists; B&W Photography, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO; 2008-9 – Colorado, “See the New West Like a Local,” at the Denver International Airport; 2008 – Central City Gallery (1st Prize) Central City, CO; 2007 – “Houses for the Dead,” Lakewood Cultural Center.