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Michael E. Kirkpatrick

Hi there! And thanks for stopping by.

My name is Michael Kirkpatrick and I'm passionate about great photography. Ever since developing my first roll of black and white film I've been drawn to photography as art. I enjoy wandering and discovering for myself new places, and stop whenever a scene catches my eye. In fact, one of my favorite exercises in photography is picking a starting point - some physical space - and then stopping and composing a photo every 10 steps. It's a terrific exercise in framing and composition; one that asks you to see the beauty in whatever space you're occupying and to capture it in a visually interesting way.

I'm a young photographer, so odds are you haven't seen my work before. Many of my photographs were taken in southern California where I live and work, though you'll also find photos in my portfolio from across the United States and Europe.

I work in both color and black and white and don't do more than crop or remove any dust spots that made their way into the print; no “Photoshopping” here.

And for the curious, the name for this website, MEK Photography, is derived from my full name: Michael Eason Kirkpatrick. I designed and built this website myself. All of the graphics and photographs on the site are original artwork that I've produced.

Well, that's a little bit about me. If you'd like to know more, I invite you to get in touch and learn more about me and my photography.


How to Reach Me

If you'd like to get in touch with me, please feel free to give me a call or to write me a note, letter or email. You can find my contact information below.

(310) 812-9808


PO Box 30593
Long Beach, CA 90853

Prints: If you'd like a print of one of my photographs, I would be happy to sell one to you in your choice of size. You can contact me using the information above.

All the images on this website are Copyright Michael E. Kirkpatrick. These images may not be reproduced, sold or otherwise disseminated without the prior written consent of Michael E. Kirkpatrick.

Backgrounds: If you'd like to save one of my photographs from this website for your desktop or phone background, you are welcome to do so. Please note that the images are likely to be smaller than the resolution of your screen, so they might look stretched. I do plan on selling desktop and iPhone versions of my photographs that you will be able to purchase so you can have a high quality image on your device.

Social Media & Blogs: Please refrain from downloading photos from this site and reposting them to your blog or to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. I'm flattered that you like them so much, but they are my photographs and I'd much prefer you link to your favorite photo than to repost it.

Personal Projects & Business Use: If you'd like to use one of my photos for your personal project, presentation or for business use, please contact me for permission.