Photographers

Lighthouses provide a spectacular element to landscape photography. Below are our featured photographers capturing the charm of our beacons of light.

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS
TODD AND BRAD REED



Father-son Michigan photographers Todd and Brad Reed have spent much of their lives photographing the lighthouses, waters, forests and wildlife of their hometown area of Ludington and all of Michigan. The Reeds have published six books featuring their outdoor photography, including two national award winning Michigan coffee table books: Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute and Todd & Brad Reed's Michigan: Wednesdays in the Mitten. Their imagery has been featured by Pure Michigan, Michigan Outdoors, PBS,  and in many Michigan magazines and newspapers. They own and operate Michigan's largest photography-only gallery in downtown Ludington and teach outdoor photography workshops. 




LAURA KRAKLAU
Author/Photographer



Laura Kraklau is a marketing and communications professional who has combined her love of writing with her passion for exploring the world through photography to publish a book exploring the many faces of the St. Joseph lighthouses. In View 366: A Year-long Visual Story of the St. Joseph Lighthouses, Laura shares her odyssey of chronicling a year-in-the-life of southwestern Michigan’s most beloved pair of icons through 366 consecutive daily dynamic photos. Her photography has been shown in exhibitions throughout southwest Michigan, at the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island, New York, and as part of a Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra performance. More information about the book and photography can be found at www.View366.com.



 

WAYNE SAPULSKI


Wayne Sapulski is a Great Lakes lighthouse historian, author, and photographer.  There are over 360 lighthouses on the Great Lakes, the highest concentration of these landmarks in North America.  Wayne’s claim to fame, if he may claim one at all, is that he has physically visited every one of them, both U.S. and Canadian.

Wayne is a graduate of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, MI and served as a licensed deck officer aboard several of the large freighters that ply the lakes.  Still licensed but no longer sailing, he remains active in a number of maritime historical societies and lighthouse preservation groups, especially the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA). He is a regular contributor to their quarterly publication, The Beacon.  Wayne’s articles and photographs have appeared in a number of other regional publications as well.

Wayne is the author of the book Lighthouses of Lake Michigan Past and Present (10,000 copies) and coauthor and sole photographer of the popular guide book Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian (over 36,000 copies sold to date).

In addition, he is a frequent public speaker on the topic of lighthouse preservation and restoration on the Great Lakes.



CHRIS WINTERS




Chris Winters is a Milwaukee-based photojournalist specializing in Great Lakes maritime subjects. Smitten with the lore of lake boats and the mythology surrounding the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald at a young age, Winters is currently the staff photographer at the Discovery World Museum, and official photographer of Wisconsin’s flagship, the three-masted Great Lakes schooner Denis Sullivan. His next book effort: Schooner Days–The Story of Wisconsin’s Flagship, will be published in late summer 2014. A veteran wreck diver, and dynamic lecturer on Great Lakes shipwreck history, Winters is an associate member of the International Shipmasters’ Association, and board member of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. His maritime photography has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the region


BEN MUSIELAK



Ben Musielak shares with you the love of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Living in Paradise, Mi. on the shores of Lake Superior has given Ben an opportunity to capture the beauty of our area through the lens of his cameras.



KIMBERLY KOTZIAN

Kimberly was born in Baraga in the Upper Pennisula.
She now resides in Brooklyn, Michigan
Kimberly and her husband John are attempting to see every Michigan light in the next few years, then hopefully see many of the other Great Lakes lights too. Her favorite photography subjects include: lighthouses, birds, and waterfalls. Anything that gets her out in nature. Vist her website below or like her on Facebook.
facebook.com/kimkotzianphoto



KEVIN O'CONNELL

Kevin is a fine art photographer and teacher from the windy city of Chicago. Kevin has been infatuated with lighthouses for many years and likes to portray this through his photography.  This passion over the past 40 years has been about using different camera techniques with the help of Mother Nature, to bring a fine art picture to life, with a touch of mystery.  He also teaches photography workshops in Chicago and has a wonderful 6-day lighthouse workshop around Lake Michigan, shooting the most amazing lighthouses in the country.


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