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Mike's Pure Exposure

MPE’s diverse portfolio features a range of family, landscape, fine art and portrait photography.

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Mike Ethridge

Hello! I’m Mike Ethridge–photographer, lawyer, gallery owner, film maker, husband, and father—just not always in that order.  I consider myself a generalist, in both life and art. My lens doesn’t discriminate—it captures landscapes, people, city streets, families, and wildlife. I proudly identify with no particular school of photography, only with a love for images and the excitement which comes from freezing a story in a single frame.
I currently split my time between Charleston and  Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The South Carolina upstate, and Spartanburg in particular, is blessed with a rich and diverse art culture.  This culture, and a desire to amplify local artistic voices, was the inspiration for my opening Ridge Gallery–an art gallery located in downtown Spartanburg.  My hope is that Ridge Gallery will offer a bridge between imagination and community, and nurture a shared appreciation for creativity.
In addition to working as a photographer, I am also the founding partner of the Ethridge Law Group, a law firm handling commercial litigation in Georgia and the Carolinas.
I am actively involved in the South Carolina Bar Association, and serve on the Lawyers Assistance Program Commission.  Several years ago, I was privileged to work as founding chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Attorney Wellness Committee and I am a frequent speaker at bar events and attorney gatherings across the country.
My love for photography, love for the practice of law and interest in attorney well-being combined to inspire a special photo project entitled Lawyers & ArtA Moment of Convergence. Click here to find out more about that project.

Book With MPE or Visit Ridge Gallery

Whether there is an artistic portrait you’ve dreamed of creating, a special event you want captured, or art that you want to share with the world, I would love to collaborate with you.

Join us at Ridge Gallery for unique art events and immerse yourself in the local creative scene. Connect with talented artists and experience their inspiring work.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Kahlil GibranLebanese-American writer and poet