Adventure lifestyle and landscape photographer Michael DeYoung is featured as one of American Society of Media Photographer’s (ASMP) ‘Best of 2012’ for an ad campaign to promote South Carolina tourism, assigned by an agency representing South Carolina’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism office.


DeYoung, a New Mexico-based adventure and lifestyle photographer who never set foot in South Carolina before, was contacted directly through his Web site.  “Originally I thought my Alaska and Taos assignment experience had a lot to do with my being awarded this job. The art director told me it was mostly my style and ability to depict action and emotion and my adventure experience.”