Michael Freestone is a professional photographer based in Townsville City, Queensland
Born and raised in chilly Toronto, Canada, Mike currently resides in tropical Townsville, Australia. While he is rarely seen without a camera now, the first twenty years of his life saw him either outside playing one of his many favourite sports, or in front of the computer screen kicking ass in whatever video game was trending.
During this time Mike made art not with his eyes, but with his hands. He drew traditionally, the paper and pencil his weapons of choice. This would play a big role later on in life. His passion for technology, gaming, and arts took him to Durham College where he studied video game design. It was there that he was first exposed to lighting and composition, and ultimately fell in love with photography.
Though he wished otherwise, cameras were only a small part of his study and so he stuck to expressing his creativity through traditional art. An internship at an animation studio in Toronto quickly turned into his first professional job in television & media. Here his passion for photography was reignited when he was able to work alongside and learn from some of the best storyboard artists in the industry.
The next several years of Mike's life saw him learning the ins and outs of the tourism, hotel and travel industries, and the camera never left his side. It became a crucial piece of his work and personal life. Soon he would realize that he wanted to share his storytelling with others, and so emerged Michael Freestone Photography.
Through capturing the story behind each moment, Michael Freestone Photography allows people to relive the most unforgettable events in their lives. View More...
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