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Mike Wolforth grew up on farms in eastern South Dakota, where he learned to respect and study wildlife and their habits. During his high school years he lived on a farm
surrounded by the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which is located north of Aberdeen, SD. Here is where he quit hunting with a gun, picked up a camera and started creating images of the land and itâ€™s inhabitants to share with others. Mike spent many years in the glass business where he took his camera everywhere he went. Photographing the Badlands and both Pine Ridge & Rosebud Indian Reservations, Devils Tower, and all of the Black Hills. In 1991 he decided to leave the glass business and devote full time to his love for photography. He has had the opportunity to spend 16 days in Ecuador photographing both hardship of poverty and the beauty of the mountains and the many cultures of the different tribes. Mikeâ€™s photography also took him on an adventure to Scotland photographing Castles & Gardens for the Scottish Tourism Department. Recently it took him to Wrangell, Alaska where he spent a week in the wilderness photographing a model in Alaskaâ€™s environment.
Along with photography Mike also is involved in digital imaging, creating postcards, brochures, billboards, magazines, and books. He has the cover photo and 68 images in America 24/7, South Dakota edition, and has produced his own book called Tatanka, (Four Seasons of Custer State Park). Mike enjoys working with the talented staff of Faces Magazine, and looks forward to meeting new people every issue. Mike also has been a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals since 1998, and is a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop.
Mike is devoted in teaching both photography and photoshop to as many people that are willing to learn. In sharing his images with others he hopes to teach them to respect both our natural resources and the importance of wildlife to our well being.