environmental portraiture and photo-illustration

Michael Llewellyn is an award-winning editorial and advertising photographer specializing in environmental portraiture and photo-illustration.  He creates uniquely iconographic imagery through his extensive experience in composition, lighting, compositing (both in-camera and digital) and lithography printing.

Influenced by the modernist figurative painting and illustration of the Eastern European artists of the 1920s and ‘30s that he was exposed to while studying at the University of San Francisco, his talent for witty in-camera color composite work resulted in his first Time Magazine cover in 1992 when he was only 29 years old.  Since then, his assignments in the recording, publishing, and advertising industries have taken him around the world.

Llewellyn’s innovative work, widely known for its unique style and technical excellence by his peers, has garnered awards and acknowledgements from Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, Kodak International, Hasselblad, American Photography, Photo District News, Applied Arts, Uber Morgan, Blad, the British Journal of Photography and The Crocker Art Museum.


clients include: Gatorade, Coca Cola, Ford Motor Company, Nike, Allegra, Philip Morris, Duracell, Bank of America, Robert Mondavi Winery, Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Bertelsman Music Group, Time, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Fortune, Popular Science, Entertainment Weekly, Greenpeace and many more.