Michael L. Mitchell is a freelance photography based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1977, his photographs have been published in NIP Magazine, The Cincinnati Post, The Cincinnati Herald, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Indianapolis Recorder, Network Magazine, Radio News,  the Cincinnati USA Visitors Guide and other promotional brochures. In 1999, Michael was one of 39 photographers selected to appear in Tower Publishing Inc.'s Cincinnati Crowning Glory.

   He was selected again in 2001 for their coffee table book, Cincinnati Tapestry. His photos appear in L.A Reid's book, "Sing To Me". His work has been featured at the Art Beyond Boundaries art Gallery in Cincinnati. Since 1980, Michael has captured images of Cincinnati's Music Festivals, originally held in Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy field, later moved to Paul Brown Stadium, where his work is used in promotion of the festival's program. Michael has been commissioned to photograph recording artists such as Al B. Sure, Midnight Star, The Deele, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Sinbad, Karen White, Today, HIP Hop groups OTR and Renaissance .

His portfolio includes images of sports photography, such as Pro Tennis, NFL football, Major League Baseball, NBA games and college sports. He has also served as a still photographer for three made for TV movies, filmed in the Cincinnati area.