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Mike Smith 331 Sharon Lane North Aurora, IL 60542 (630) 330-3595 creator@mikesmithimagery.com Experience: Owner/Photographer Photographic Services International ... more
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Mike Smith
331 Sharon Lane North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 330-3595
creator@mikesmithimagery.com


Experience:

Owner/Photographer
Photographic Services International
January 1985 to Present

Industrial Photography
Commercial Photography
Fine Art Photography


Accomplishments:

Recognized by the State of Illinois for improving the Small Business Community, for my work in The Peoples Republic of China

Several First Place Awards from the IFPA (International Fire Photographers Association)

Banner Contest Winner, City of West Chicago

Organize ‘Explore Your World’ (Batavia, IL.) a photography club for beginners through professional

Teach Photography at six (6) park districts in five (5) counties in Illinois as well as one (1) Community College.

I have been published in every major newspaper and aired on every major TV station in the Chicagoland area.

Resident Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago)

Organized fundraising cruises for nonprofit

Running local and International Photo Excursions, starting 2015


Organizations:

Board of Director Make People Visible (West Chicago, IL.)

Past Board of Director Verismo Opera Theater (Oak Park, IL.)

Past President of a ROTARY Club (Aurora, IL.)

Paul Harris Fellow


Certifications:

Guide National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED


Gallery Exhibits:

2011 Featured Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - Tall Ships

2012 Featured Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - Characters

2012 Group Show Prairie Center for the Arts (Schaumburg, IL) - Made in the USA

2013 Featured Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - National Parks

2014 If These Walls Could Talk (Aurora, IL) - Urban Decay

2014 Featured Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - Urban Decay

2015Photography Exhibit, Aurora City Hall (Aurora, IL)

2015 Cleve Carney Art Gallery (Glen Ellyn, IL)

2015 College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL) - Exposed Photography Showcase

2015 If These Walls Could Talk (Aurora, IL) - Step Right Up- Group Show

2015 Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - Magic, Faerie, and Fae

2015 Featured Artist Gallery 200 (West Chicago, IL) - Childhood Fantasies

2015 Homegrown Arts & Music Festival (Warrenville, IL)

2015 The Artistic Image Gallery (Albuquerque, NM )
- IMAGE NEW MEXICO 2015


Publication & Websites:

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Northern Illinois Home Builders Association (NIHBA)

Illinois Cowboy Magazine

Harley Women Magazine

Homes Magazine (13 covers in a row)

International Fire Photographers Association Journal

HBO

All Dressed Up Costumes (Batavia, IL.)

Shakespeare on Clark (Batavia, IL.)

Elgin Opera Company (Elgin, IL.)

Verismo Opera Theater (Oak Park, IL.)

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Club (Chicago, IL.)

Saddle Tramp Magazine

Epitaphs Magazine


Book covers:

Arcadia Press


CD Covers: Music Artists (local & out of state)

An American Songline (Washington State)

Jester's Courtyard (Batavia)

Haunted Hometowns (Naperville)

Greeting Cards: Several companies

2015 First Self Published Book March

2015 “Hidden Beauty” A book on Urban Exploration

KatherineDalin.com

Noble Fool Theatricals (St. Charles)

Fury Theatre (Chicago)

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