Mitchel Osborne


Mitchel Osborne has been a contributor to international travel guides, travel magazines, books and major editorial publications .The majority of his career beginning in the early 70’s was in New Orleans before moving to Port Townsend in 2006. He has concentrated on the travel industry extensively photographing locations world wide. In New Orleans, Osborne specialized on editorial & commercial photography, Mardi Gras and steamboats of the Mississippi River. He has published books, guides and calendars on the South, New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Osborne was also a contract photographer for the Associated Press based in Johannesburg, South Africa, covering breaking news in Southern Africa.
Living in Port Townsend, be began photographing many of the maritime subjects and discovered a new appeal in the beauty, craftsmanship and preservation of the boats in this historical setting. This lead to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival calendar in which he photographed and published for four years. Osborne’s photography continues to document and display the result of the challenge to express his unique vision of the diversity of maritime subjects. Mitchel’s maritime photography displays the marvel of hand crafted boats from the whimsical to schooners to the majestic Tall Ships. Capturing the sailing spirit embodied in the building , restoring, sailing and cruising these fantastic boats . From steam bent frames to miles of rigging, the sailing boat is a work of artistic architecture. His fine art photography of maritime subjects of the Pacific Northwest are on display at the Port Townsend Gallery.

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