Greetings, and thanks for visiting HummingBear Studios! I’m Mike Talladen, the adventurous photographer and creator of this brand based in Chicago, IL. That’s me up there with my dog, Riley. We might not look like we were enjoying ourselves in that photo but exploring the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the fall of 2013 was a blast! Riley ran through the woods and got to sniff all sorts of new things. And I, of course, had plenty to discover through my camera.
This project has been a long time coming and I am proud to announce that it is finally ready for takeoff! While the site will undoubtably be undergoing some continuous construction over the next few months, you still have the opportunity to purchase any of my canvas wraps in the Shop. HummingBear Studios will donate 20% of all proceeds to foundations both local and world-wide, all of which are fighting to preserve, protect, and rescue the environment and wildlife around the globe.
My love for nature extends far beyond the photographs I create, and I want to give others the chance to help make a difference.
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” ~ Charles Darwin