For the past three decades, Michael Alan Kaskel has developed a solid national reputation as an interior design and architectural photographer. Based in Chicago, he has made a name for himself industry-wide, and developed a style of photographing interiors that uses natural light to capture the ambiance of the space for all to experience.
Kaskel traces his interest in photography back to childhood when, at age 8, his father gifted him a camera purchased while in Korea. From that moment on and whenever possible, Kaskel has documented life and locations from a lens.
What began as a hobby developed further while he worked as a photojournalist for his college newspapers. Kaskel graduated from Illinois State University earning a bachelor’s degree in business, then pursued work as a photo assistant. He began traveling the country on assignments until he found his true niche – architectural photography – and started his own photography business.
Kaskel’s experience in the industry and creative talents continue to benefit a range of clientele. Where other photographers would require a photo stylist and full staff, Kaskel manages each project from the top down. A typical day begins with a shopping trip to stock up on fresh flowers and suitable props. He prides himself on saving his clients both time and money, while delivering high quality work in a luxury field.
Michael and his wife Elyse reside in Chicago, along with their dog, Mooshoo, and cat, Stinky. He occasionally puts the camera down to entertain his hobbies. An amateur coleopterist, he collects beetles. This uncommon interest is evident in the artwork tattooed on his arms, too.
Kaskel’s appreciation of creativity and his dedication to photography never fades. As an editorial photographer, his work has graced the cover of TIME magazine and been featured in such reputable publications as Better Homes and Gardens, Dwell and Architectural Digest, among others. To learn more, connect with Michael Alan Kaskel here.