Photography By Chris Miele


After years of reading maps, sleeping in cars, and twirling his mustache, Chris Miele has cultivated his photographic skills and harnessed his trademark quirks to give birth to Adventure Guy.  From his start as a fine art photographer, Chris has expanded his photographic offerings to provide clients fully encompassed project solutions.  Chris believes in creating fine art with a purpose, telling stories that engage and intrigue.  Whether it’s hauntingly beautiful night scenes, inverted Ashtanga yogis, or (outdoor lifestyle brand), Chris’s work blurs the lines of reality and challenges us to decide what is real.  His work has been collected by celebrities, exhibited in galleries, featured on TV shows, and published in magazines.  Whether teaching workshop students how shoot their own gallery caliber images, capturing top level athletes in their elements, or hanging massive fine art pieces in collector homes, Adventure Guy has the portfolio and skills that clients demand.

From landscapes to architectural lines, Chris Miele’s photographic journey of nearly a decade has traversed many paths.  Inspired by cinema at a young age, Chris’s creative career began in the Los Angeles ecosystem of video production and post production.  His California experiences provided the catalyst for the shift in his creative vision and cemented his undeniable passion for photography.  It was the search for dramatic light, fresh air, and wild places that led to creating hundreds of ethereal, vibrant, and transportive images of the American West.  His landscape images have been featured on magazine covers, collected by celebrities, and shown in galleries alongside masters such as Ansel Adams.  His desire to create fine art with a purpose and relocation to Detroit led to a new commercial focus centered around architecture and design.  

As a communicator of walls, architecture lets Chris draw from his mind’s eye.  Whether documenting dizzying details, cataloguing construction phases, or framing finished projects, Chris’s work provides his clients with the material they need to further their achievements.  His images have helped clients receive awards and land features in outlets like Monacle, Surface Mag, Arch Daily, Interior Design Mag, and Architectural Record.  An observer of light and space, Chris’s ability to blend different but parallel worlds shapes how he interprets spaces and their relationship to people and the environment.  

When not creating images for architects, developers, realtors, and editorial clients, Chris teaches in-field photography workshops throughout the American West.  An avid writer and traveler, Chris routinely creates photo essays that further explore his experiences, perspectives, and intrigue of the world around him.  In addition to being an all around tinkerer, map reader, van builder, and FAA registered drone pilot, Chris also helps his girlfriend operate her Detroit boutique Eldorado General Store.