Hi! I'm Milen Kootnikoff—the photographer behind MiKO Photo.
I am driven to create images that are deeply immersive: ones that take the viewer into an experience and allow them to feel even a fraction of that moment. I believe it is this type of imagery that establishes the connection needed for a viewer to take action. Whether that's to get outside more often, tackle a multi-day hike, start a conversation in their community, or change their daily habits for the better, my images motivate through connection and commonality.
Current City: Victoria/Vancouver
Education: B.A. Geography and Environmental Studies
What I do: Commercial brand photography, science & adventure documentation, and non-profit/NGO campaigns.
Current Personal Projects: A campaign to increase visibility of people with disabilities and barriers to the outdoors in outdoor industry media. For a second project, I am documenting the rise in home climbing walls across the City of Victoria. I'd like to expand this project to other locations, but the pandemic said "maybe later".
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