Mike Carlson grew up in Southern California. After watching the strawberry fields and orange groves of his youth disappear, he felt the need to document the landscape before it disappears.

Mike entered the photography world later than most. After spending the first part of his life in the military, first on a U. S Navy Submarine, then traveling the world with the Coast Guard. During this time, he was able to appreciate landscapes from Alaska to Peru, thought out North America, Asia and Europe.

As a recent graduate of the Academy of Art University, he takes every opportunity to share his interpretation of landscapes through his view finder. When he is not at home being a grandparent, you will find him on his motorcycle, with camera close by, looking for a shot that moves him to share with others.