Mike Belleme is a freelance photographer living in Asheville, North Carolina and has spent his entire life living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Mike has developed a strong connection with the people and ecology of the region and has spent years exploring the area through the camera and sharing the eclectic stories of the mountains and beyond. Mike focuses on long term projects that aim to get to the heart of human nature looking into who we are and what makes us do the things we do.
Mike is experienced in many areas of photography work ranging from journalism to commercial photography and is available for local or travel assignments. Mike’s clients include Time, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, Associated Press, Bust Magazine, Huck Magazine (UK), Intro Magazine (Germany), Vegetarian Times.