Landscape photographer transports us to the stunning wilderness of North Carolina

Mike Poggioli - Blue Ridge Dreaming
(Image credit: Mike Poggioli - Blue Ridge Dreaming)

Trading in New York's skyscrapers for the rugged peaks and dense forests of North Carolina was never part of the plan for photographer and psychologist Mike Poggioli. But the dramatic setting of the Blue Ridge National Park and Smokey Mountains were enough to entice him.  Having swapped cityscapes for dramatic landscapes, Poggioli's brand new book, Blue Ridge Dreaming transports you to the stunning wilderness of North Carolina, Soth Carolina, Tennesse and Virginia from the comfort of your own home. 

Featuring over 70 color photos printed on high-quality uncoated paper in a cloth-bound spine, Blue Ridge Dreaming is the accumulation of Poggioli's newfound passion for nature. Now firmly settled in Asheville, Poggioli intends to continue exploring his surroundings and capturing the diverse, colorful array of landscapes on his doorstep.

Mike Poggioli
Mike Poggioli

Mike is a photographer and psychologist living in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. His first photo book, Blue Ridge Dreaming, is coming out in late fall 2022 on Trope. It contains over 70 of his favorite images taken at sunrise and sunset in the mountains along with poetry from well-known and local writers.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.