Michael Ver Sprill
We discovered “Milky Way Mike” while scrolling images to find new locations to travel to create articles to bring to you. We were absolutely awed by his star trail image of the house in Batso Village, N.J. So, the fantastic image caught our attention, and we knew we were looking at pure, exceptional talent. Anyone can learn how to take pictures, but creating spectacular images such as these take a gift. At the same time, Mike has an extensive amount of that gift. As a result, his technique and composition are precisely on the money. We discovered he is also full of life and drive when speaking to him. Because of a major life event he encountered several years ago, he seems to appreciate every moment in life and has an attitude of gratefulness. He is also full of passion and integrity for the art. Furthermore, being extremely athletic and active, he has a high energy level, consequently giving him the stamina to travel, hike, and stay up all night.
In addition to his incredible talent, we love the fact that he is so obsessive and driven. He thrives on the doubts of others. The thing is, we highly doubt anyone doubts him at this point in his career. The other thing we love about him is his desire to show others where and how to photograph locations precisely as we do. A secure photographer who is confident in their abilities will share and teach others how to get the same incredible shot. Mike is of this school, which is to be admired.
Mike will jump in his car, travel, and stay up overnight to get a shot. In today’s competitive digital photography age, it seems like that is one characteristic that makes his images stand out above others. Most of all, we admire his drive and passion. Or should we say obsession? In conclusion, we are proud to offer you Milky Way Mike’s work to view and or follow the link to purchase.
He has dubbed himself “Milky Way Mike” and “The Midnight Explorer,” though his photography goes way beyond the Galaxy in the night sky.
Michael started his photography journey over 15 years ago, slowly molding him into the artist he is today. He enjoys a challenge and thrives on the doubt of others.
Milky Way Mike’s goal is to break the shackles of the mundane and live a life of adventure. Even though the road can be lonely at times, he knows those thoughts are temporary while in search for his next great masterpiece.
And masterpieces he creates!
A N.J. Artists – Mike’s work has been featured in a National Geographic Article, Weather.com, Stargazer, Photography Week digital magazine and New Jersey’s Travel Guide cover photo for 2014 and 2016, in addition now in Photography Magazine Extra.