A native New Mexican, Mike has lived in Las Cruces since 1953. In high school he became interested in photography and took his first sunset photos. Although he never had formal training in photography he had a good eye for it. He studied an experimented while in college and after. His interest was in outdoor and scenic images, although he won ribbons for his portrait and still life images as well as landscapes. As his skills developed so did his love of the local scenery, especially the Organ Mountains. He is particularly proud of his triptychs, and panoramic images. He feels these better show the expanse of the Organ Mountains, White Sands, and the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (his favorite haunts). His love of the area and its natural beauty is evident in his work, which he loves to share with everyone.