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Mike Nelson Architectural Photographer

About Our Founder and CEO

 Mike Nelson's photography career spans three decades, where he served as a senior or contributing photographer for myriad publications highlighted by countless features, portfolios, photo essays, travel stories and cover shots. Mike also filmed and produced three surf documentaries  — Couch Tour,  North of Nowhere and ESM’s Always Right, two of which are regarded as "cult classics" in the New York Surf Scene. Mike was also a small business owner and a event promoter. A mentor and supporter and steward of all things surf in the Empire State. Mike and his business partner, took their retail baby, Unsound Surf Shop, from just an idea and grew it into the cornerstone store of New York surfing; while their annual surf contest, the Unsound Pro, has gained distinction as one of the most progressive surfing events in the United States. Mike Sold his interests in unsound surf in 2023, and Today Mike spends his days running Greenroom Property, a busy boutique imaging and media company, specializing in creating high quality digital media for many large Real Estate Brokerages and Long Island businesses. He lives in Oceanside, NY.

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Featured Clients:

Red Bull
Xcel Wetsuits
Adorama Photo
Clif Bar
Attn To Detail Construction
Blake and Dane
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
Casa Islena Restort and Hotel
Haviland Kitchen and Bar
A&E Construction
Coach Realtors
Home and Hearth Realty
Island Realty

Published in:

Eastern Surf Magazine
Surfer Magazine
Surfing Magazine
The Surfers Journal
Transworld Surf
Whalebone Magazine
Newsday Long Island
The New York Times
Long Beach Herald
North East Surf Mag
White Horses
Stab Mag
Wavelength Magazine
Mundo Rad

Awards and Achievements:

2002 NE Surf News Cover

2003 Eastern Surf Mag March Cover

2007 Eastern Surf Photographer of the Year 

2007 Eastern Surf Mag May Cover

2008 Eastern Surf Mag September Cover

2009 Eastern Surf Mag June Cover

2013 "Yo Shot Challenge" winner

2017 "Cold Shot Challenge 3rd Place

2017 Surfer Magazine May Cover Photo

2018 White Horses Cover Photo (Q4)

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