206 amazing Chicago images from 27 emerging photographers, reproduced on museum quality uncoated paper, hardbound.
Mike Poggioli came to see photography as a serious creative outlet when he moved to Chicago in 2015 and became enamored by the beauty of the city’s architecture. He was particularly drawn to the L trains, experiencing every ride through The Loop, Chicago’s downtown center, as a complimentary architecture tour. Mike then took his newfound love for cityscapes with him to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he studied clinical psychology. It wasn’t until he began a clinical internship in Asheville, North Carolina, when he ventured into landscape photography. While there, Mike quickly discovered a passion for capturing the layers of Blue Ridge Mountains. He is currently based out of Asheville, NC.
Mike likes to experiment with color, giving his photos pops of orange and dark blue, and is always looking for new ways to play with leading lines, harsh light and shadows, and depth in his compositions.
“My most memorable Chicago experience was summer 2015, when I took the famed Chicago architecture river cruise and met so many of the artists I admire. It was surreal to put faces to the names I looked to for inspiration, and even more surreal to realize that they were so open and willing to get to know me.”
Michael’s work is included in Trope Chicago, the first in the Trope City Editions series, a collection of urban and architectural photography books of cities around the world by today’s emerging photographers. A collection of Michael’s photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains will be featured in his upcoming book, Blue Ridge Dreaming.
MIKE POGGIOLI ~ Born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. Die-hard Mets fan. Oldest of five siblings. Graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in Psychology. Lived in Chicago for three years teaching 1st grade with Teach for America. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2015 to start a Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.