Mike Long. (photographer, artist, dogsbody and chief bottle washer...)
Ah. The ‘about me’ part where I have to write all the wonderful things about myself that make me sound amazing...right?
So. What do you want to know?
I have been lucky enough to have had two births - the first was in the very early 1970’s in England. I lived a very happy, if somewhat beige, life, settling in London where I lived for over 10 years. I was then reborn when I moved to America where my life has taken many twists and turns, and has certainly been full of color!
Along the way I have acquired two amazing and beautiful sons, found my passion in pin-ups which in turn led to a career I could never have imagined and that has led me to be a public speaker, helping photographers not only in America but as far away as Australia.
I have presented on stage, in Las Vegas, to the biggest photographer’s convention in the world. I felt like Elvis. I’m sure at least 20% of them could understand my accent...
I have a huge imagination that just won’t quit. I find beauty in the world around me. I love what I do. Can I stop talking about me now?
Recent selft portrait:
Hollie Olsen...Make-Up Artist, stylist.
Hollie is the ONLY make-up artist we let near our clients! She brings a stunning level of perfection to her work, and helps style each shoot as well. With a rich past in music, acting and now directing, Hollie always has a story that'll have you in stiches! Hollie also went before Mike's camera for a gift for her man, Chris...here's the pin-up she wanted to be!!:
Jen Overbay...Hair Stylist to the stars
Portland Pin-Ups is partnered with the amazing Allure Salon in Camas, WA, and ALL the stylists there are great at the 50's styles we love. Jen is the lead stylist for Portland Pin-Ups and occassionally makes an appearence in front of the camera, too!