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“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” ~ Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)


Based in Portland, Oregon, I am a semi-professional photographer. For steady money, I sell my skills and time as a Certified Salesforce Administrator. I enjoy exploring other creative outlets including graphic design, stand-up comedy, and cooking.

My first camera was the one my dad bought for my mom. This is that camera. I borrowed it from her a few decades ago and used it throughout high school and college.
My first camera was the one my dad bought for my mom. This is that camera. I borrowed it from her a few decades ago and used it throughout high school and college.

I was born and raised in La Verne, CA (Southern California), currently living in Portland, OR. I am enjoy exploring a variety of photography styles including Abstract, Street, and Fashion Portraiture.

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)

I am interested in working with other creatives on TFP photoshoots, concept images, headshots for people re/entering the workforce, and others who respect the art and science of photography. I (my friends call me Montez) am always open to collaborations and commissions, but a simple comment would be nice too (@montezpdx).

All the images on this site were created by myself using a Sony A series camera, an iPhone, or a Konica AutoFlexTC with 40mm lens. Images edited using Luminar 3/4 and/or Affinity Photo.

If you have any questions about how something was captured, created, or edited, please ask. I am happy to help. If you would like to purchase an image, I am happy to sell one to you.

This work by Michael Montez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://michaelmontez.com.