By immersing himself intellectually, emotionally, and physically in the world of golf, the internationally renowned photographer Mike Klemme has consistently captured arresting images that illuminate the sometimes seldom-seen assets of the world and excite a sense of shared discovery for the viewer, a feeling of seeing a well-known subject as if for the first time.
One of the most widely published photographers in his field, Klemme has contributed thousands of photographs to clients, such as Golf Magazine, Nike, Ritz Carlton Resorts, Travel & Leisure, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Four Seasons Resorts, Rolex, The Robb Report, Arnold Palmer Design, Jack Nicklaus Design, and golf, travel and inflight magazines around the globe.
In addition to commercial assignments for developers, advertising agencies, and magazine publishers his photos have illustrated six books, four of which Grand Slam Golf, Golf Resorts of the World, Golfwatching, and Golf Courses of the PGA Tour, were published by Harry Abrams, Inc. and Mike's own book A View From the Rough celebrated the marriage of golf and the environment. Mike has also self-published two books, Celebrating Oklahoma!, the official publication of the Oklahoma Centennial and Celebrating Enid.
For the past dozen years, Mike and his Son, Brett, have operated a printing and framing facility and have installed thousands of images in healthcare facilities, banks, corporate headquarters, and educational facilities in Oklahoma.