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Mike K.

Seattle, WA, USA7 reviews

$1200 - $2500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    4 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Equipment

Video

  • 2K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About Mike

Mike Kane is a documentary, editorial, and commercial photographer and video producer based in Seattle. His path to taking pictures began with that small town, midwest restlessness that sets in during high school and never really lets go. At 19, teaching English in northern Nicaragua, his mother's old Nikon FG allowed him to see and share a world so different from home he could scarcely believe it. From that point forward cameras have pretty much led the way. After a good run as a newspaper staffer (SF Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Antonio Express-News) Mike became a freelancer in 2009 and has since been honored to work with socially conscious foundations and corporate clients, investigative journalism nonprofits, and award-winning publications. His pictures have been recognized by various national photo competitions, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Top Projects

  • Making it in Trump's America: The Cost of Repealing Obamacare

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    In 2017 I was tasked to accompany Marguerite Casey Foundation senior writer Paul Nyhan on a 4-day reporting trip to Alabama to produce videos on Obamacare and criminal justice reform. This is one of 2 videos that I produced on that trip. I wrote, produced, shot and edited this piece.

  • Making It in Trump's America: Reforming Criminal Justice

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    In 2017 I was tasked to accompany Marguerite Casey Foundation senior writer Paul Nyhan on a 4-day reporting trip to Birmingham, Alabama to produce videos on Obamacare and criminal justice reform. This is one of two videos I produced on that trip. I produced, shot and edited this piece.

  • On call retainer and Uvalde shoot fee

    • Documentary DP
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    Starbucks Coffee Company

    Produced for Starbucks Coffee Company on Storyhunter

    August 2022

  • Skydiving Starbucks partners: Above and beyond

    • Documentary DP

    I traveled to Colorado with the Starbucks comms team to help produce and shoot an uplifting video about a Starbucks regular that had a unique effect on the folks that work at his favorite store.

    Starbucks Coffee Company

    Produced for Starbucks Coffee Company on Storyhunter

    July 2019

  • LEAD Program

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    This was a great opportunity to collaborate again with Jen Sizemore, now at Arnold Ventures down in Houston. I was asked to produce, shoot and edit a short piece examining Seattle's innovative arrest deferment program, LEAD. Shooting took three days and post about five.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary

Mike's Clients

  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Providence Swedish
  • Rotary International

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