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Michael Kelley didn’t graduate from a photo school, didn’t take photo classes and if you met him right out of college, he would have told you he was going to be a professional snowboarder. He was already well on his way. He had spent most of his adolescence and teenage years honing the skill and was winning trophies. He was good, appearing at the US Open, New Zealand Open, and placed 22nd in the US Nationals. But looking back now, Mike insists he is a « failed professional snowboarder. » The unavoidable injuries took their toll, and he felt like he wasn’t going to be where he wanted to be.

So when a friend of a friend was looking for someone to photograph their home that was about to go on the market, Mike jumped at the opportunity. « I had a camera and some knoweldge, » he said. « How hard could it be? » He…

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