I am a portrait and travel photographer based in New Jersey.
I was born and raised in the Philippines. At the age of twenty, my brothers and I emigrated to the United States. A year later, I decided to enlist in the United States Navy. The deep desire to document my experiences and be able to share them with my loved ones motivated me to purchase my first film camera. I photographed my friends, colleagues, my jet (F-14 "Tomcat" Fighter jet) of course and all the beautiful places in Europe and Middle-East that I visited.
In 2004, I graduated top of my class in communications school and was able to pick my next duty station - Yokosuka, Japan. It was a dream come true. While serving onboard the USS Blue Ridge, I had the opportunity to see several countries in Asia and some parts of Australia.
In 2006, I was honorably discharged and decided to come back to New Jersey.
In 2010 I started working for Apple Inc.
In 2015, I completed a cross-country tour of the United States and drove all the way up to Vancouver, Canada. It was truly an amazing experience for me.
Next on my bucket list is either South America or Southern France. I've always dreamed of hiking Mont Blanc.
Here are some photos I took from my road trip.
Michael Bjorn Mabini