Photographer / Director
Michael Maes enjoys his career behind a lens, as both a photographer and director. Despite over 20 years working with top brands to capture a wide array of subjects, Mike still loves the challenges each project brings. First and foremost, he prefers the unique aspects of capturing food and beverage. From highlighting the subtle textures of cheese, slowing the pour of a refreshing beverage, lighting candlelit picnics to blazing summer days, his range of experience is broad. The temporal nature of his favorite subjects keep the shoots interesting. His friendly, relaxed nature keeps them fun.
You’ll see his work on TV, YouTube, billboards, grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, magazine racks, Pinterest and Google. His client list includes McDonald’s, Coke, Panera, Quaker, Kellogg’s, MillerCoors, and Kraft Heinz, to name a few.
When he isn’t shooting, he’s outside. Farming, hunting, fishing, surfing, boating, hiking or sitting by a fire. Sometimes close to home, sometimes on the other side of the world, but wherever he is, it’s not indoors.