Los Angeles native, Michael Caley has been an architect in the Pasadena area for 34 years designing commercial projects that include office, retail, industrial and community recreation buildings. He has been a photographer for 40 years with an architectural eye for composition. His commitment to the community increased after 250 square miles of forest that burned in the 2009 Station Fire, above his home in La Canada Flintridge. He became a TreePeople planting supervisor volunteer, to help replant a portion of the forest. He became a US Forest Service volunteer during the 2 1/2 year forest closure. He is also an active member of the CA Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mtn chapter and SGV Cactus Succulent Society. Michael Caley continues to ride his mountain bike in the forest and photograph the ongoing long term forest recovery.

Artist Statement
Nature is my elixir and photography is my way to bottle it. Whether biking thousands of miles in the mountains, or scrambling the “Wonderland of Rocks” in Joshua Tree National Park for 35 years, or riding a camel in the shadow of the great Pyramids of Giza, or watching a hummingbird rebuild last years nest, photography provides a priceless window into the beauty of nature.

Exhibits & Lectures
"Station Fire Power Point Lecture", March 2011, 
     LA County Library, La Canada, CA

"From the Station Fire Ashes: A Forest Recovers", October 2013, 
    solo exhibit at Penelope's Gallery, La Canada, CA
"From the Ashes, A California Wildfire Recovery", November 2013,
    solo exhibit at  The G2 Gallery, Venice, CA
"Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 Photography Exhibit", April 2015, 
    Pico House, El Pueblo, LA City cosponsored by National Park & US Forest Services
"Getting There: A Wildlife Crossing Over the 101", April 2015, 
     exhibit at The G2 Gallery, Venice, CA

Contact: Michael Caley, Architect & Photographer
200 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91105 - (626)440-9848 -