My name is Mike Yoshida. I am a photographer and grew up in Homer, Alaska. I have relocated to Bellingham, Washington and also spend quite a bit of time in California and traveling.
I started photography at a young age when a skateboarding injury left me on crutches for several months. During my healing time I realized that photography was something that I truly enjoyed.
When I fully healed up, I ended up moving to the mountains to pursue my love for the outdoors and snowboarding. This is when I realized I could fuse the two things that I loved the most: snowboarding and photography.
I moved on to spend my summers at Mt Hood shooting for the snowboard camps there, and soon after landed a gig with K2 Snowboards as a staff photographer.
I ended up working with K2 for four years, and moved on to work for Snowboarder Magazine as an associate photo editor, and nowadays I also help manage their instagram account.