mikevossPHOTOGRAPHER Mike Voss

Mike Voss

I have been a freelance photographer, staff photographer, photo editor and Chief Photographer at a daily newspaper. Now, technically, I’m a retired photographer, but I’m as busy as ever. I just enjoy it more. I accept freelance assignments from my home 40 miles south of Chicago. I sell photography through two international stock agencies, and I sell limited edition prints on-line.

I have been fascinated with photography since I first saw a black & white image develop in a tray under a safe light as a child in a darkroom. British war photographer Don McCullin said the black & white darkroom experience was like a return to the womb. “Where else is one bathed in soft golden light and surrounded by the sounds of trickling liquid and soft music?”

Today few people have been in a darkroom, and even Google can’t help you find out what a safe light is or was. It’s not a light placed inside your safe. Who knew? Darkrooms, safe lights, developers and black and white photography are pretty much gone, but I’m still here. (Though film and analog cameras are making a comeback).

If you like an image but can’t find it in a size to fit your space or in a form that brings you joy, contact me and I’ll be happy to work with you. If you’re happy with your order please tell everyone you know. If you’re unhappy be sure to tell me as soon as you can.

“ - How do you make your pictures? - I don’t know, it’s not important.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

I'm just doing what I love.


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