Zenfolio | Mike Wacht Photography | About

I am a professional photographer living in Orlando, Florida. I have been telling stories photographically for more than 30 years. I recently graduated from the New York Institute of Photography with a certificate in Professional Photography.

My current work includes a personal project on Emotions, and documenting the I-4 Ultimate highway construction project.

Local news and sports comprised my first storytelling experience as a stringer for a local newspaper. Documentary photography and photojournalism make up a majority of my career. That work has taken me to Between, Georgia; and Angola, Africa, where I documented the state of the post-war church. I told the stories of Florida's 2004 hurricane season (Charlie, Frances and Jeane), and The United Methodist Church's world-wide General Conference in 2000 and 2004. I was the official construction photographer for Central Florida's SunRail commuter rail project.

"Photographers do this for a living, every single day -- they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It's all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint."
— Ward Jenkins, Ward-O-Matic, 03-14-2005