Mike Tittel is a Salt Lake City, Utah based commercial, advertising and editorial photographer, who specializes in sports, fitness, adventure and active lifestyle images shot on location worldwide.
Capoeira–a Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, martial arts and music. A few months ago my rock star make-up artist/stylist, Paula Dahlberg, came to me with the idea of shooting this amazing sport as a portfolio project. Immediately, visions of amazing movements, intense action and stark beauty filled my mind. We choose Bonneville Salt Flats State Park on the border of Utah and Nevada as our location for this shoot for it’s unique natural beauty. I hope you enjoy the video above from what turned out to be my largest self-funded portfolio shoot ever.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working hard to create some fresh images for the portfolio. Most of you know I’m a huge believer in taking the time for personal work, and many of these images have been dancing around in my head for some time. I am stoked to have finally created them!
What do you get when you combine a truck load of gear, 2 hard working assistants, a brilliant hair/make-up artist and a couple of super ripped models? My kind of portfolio shoot. Hope you enjoy my first behind-the-scenes video.