Adam Rothfelder by Michael Stokes
Originally from Berkeley, California, Michael Stokes moved to Los Angeles in 1983 where he studied at Santa Monica College. A year later, he became a flight attendant for Western Airlines. In 1993, he graduated Cal State Long Beach, first in his class and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Fine Art, emphasis in filmmaking and photography. By the late 90s, Michael Stokes was one of Long Beach’s top-producing real estate agents. Feeling unfulfilled, he retired in 2005, subsequently renewing his interest in photography. Now living in Los Angeles, he's been published in four fine art coffee table books and a calendar line under the brand name Provocateur. In the Fall of 2012, he expects his first monograph will be published and released.