My name is Joshua Mikhaiel and I am a professional third wheel / story teller.
I’ve been pretty addicted to most forms of story since I was a kid. I used to grab a fistful of notebooks and just fill them with random imaginary stories and little illustrations with my favourite felt tip pen. Now I’ve got a camera and it’s like an extension of my own body to me now. It’s by far my story-telling tool of choice now.
If you’ve got a story you’d like captured whether it is a wedding day, or another love thats stood the test of time, a passion you have that you’d like me to document, your yearly family holiday down the coast.. or anything else. I will be there with bells & probably an Akubra on.
I’m into the details but probably not in the way you’d think.
If you’re after someone who’s going to spend half an hour trying to find a cool way to copy a shot off Pinterest with your wedding dress in a window.. i’m so sorry. But I’m not your guy. If you want someone who’s going to hang your tiara off your wedding night lingerie and put it on top of a bed of roses and take 20 photos of it.. I’m not your guy.
My wonderful friend Teppo Haapoja made this wonderful little video about me a few years ago. It's a little bit out of date now but it captures a little bit more of my approach and how I work. Although it's definitely a little more moody and serious than you're likely to find me at your wedding haha.
You need to get inside the story and become a part of it if you really want to capture its truest essence.
And as much as photographs are about as visual as it gets the real beauty in them is that they can make you feel things. I MAKE IT A HUGE PRIORITY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR STORY SO THAT I CAN TELL IT WELL.