Michael Stoklos


"I am a grateful person, I have seen the wonders of this amazing world, the beautiful and not so much... I have met such interesting people and they shared their lives with me. It has been my pleasure/mission to bring back images and share with everyone. All men die, few ever live ...I have."

Lily Interior - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

"I am a self-taught photographer. I have done most of the various types of photography which have taken me around the world and into all the conditions you can imagine. I have done the news/photojournalism for major magazines and newspapers during the Nicaraguan conflict, been with the Vice President and in hogans with Native American healers.

I studied biology during my university years, it has served me well in my awe of the natural world. I am always outside starting with the dawn and all day watching for flowers or sky events and ending with a sunset or nighttime Milky Way photography, a new passion.

I have been a film tester for Kodak and a lecturer at colleges about the photojournalism years. I was honored to be asked by a Dine", Navajo, healer to document his life in the Northern Arizona Dine' Nation, which to say was a life-changing experience, and I have advanced into setting up a Foundation at the University of Arizona Medical College for Native American medical student. My passion is sharing the natural world, portraits of people I meet, and using an infrared camera to show an alternative light wavelength of the landscapes we have here in the Sonoran Desert of the Southwest USA. I believe I 'see' well and am always capturing the small and grand images I come across to share with those that have not been to the places I have been. Every day is filled with the possibility of seeing something new and sharing it.”

Longhorn Cafe, Amado, Arizona USA - Film photograph 16 x 20 in.
Windmill Rancho Luz Arizona USA - Infrared digital photograph16 x 20 in.
Deer Skull and Passionflower - 4 x 5 film photograph 20 x 24 in.
Sunset, Rancho Luz Arizona, USA - Digital photograph 16 x 20 in.

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