Professional Photography
 
2007 10--Kylie+Dada+Bug in Carl Schurz Park

MitchKaufmanPhotography

I was 13 years old when I got my first 35mm camera, a Nikkormat ftn, as a gift from my Grandmother. Thank You, Mama!

I learned to process & print in a high-school photo-astronomy course. Thanx, Mr. Sklar! I built a darkroom in the basement bathroom and spent many a night developing prints of star trails & rock concerts. Of course, I was the de facto family photographer.

I studied at The Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore. My first photography job was as an assistant to the prolific, dance studio photographer, Bil Walker, who, I'm thrilled to say, is still clicking his shutter at the restored age of 87. Thank You, Bil!

I was the staff photographer and a writer for Dynamic Diversions, an adventure destination travel agency. In 1983, I moved to New York City, to start up a manufacturing business in the Garment Industry. I've been shooting fashion, ever since. Over the years, our business has evolved into a retail operation, designing custom clothing for women, with locations in New York & Boca Raton.

In 2007, I moved to South Florida with my wife and newborn daughter to start a new life. Two more kids and six years later, I'm lovin' life in South Florida. Thank you Miko!

In 2012, I was offered an opportunity to start my "organic" photo studio at The Girls Strawberry Patch, in West Delray Beach, Florida. Thanks, John!