Photo-Artist Mick Anderson
Mick Anderson, Photo-Artist
While in college, Mick worked at St. Mary Lodge at the east entrance to Glacier National Park in Montana ('70 and '71). In this magical place he made several wonderful friends who would change his life by introducing him to nature, the mountains, the guitar and singing, fly fishing, writing music, hiking, and -- most importantly -- the Single Lens Reflex camera! He played with Pentacon, Yashica, Pentax, Nikon and other brands... the leading cameras of the day. It opened up a whole new way of looking at the world, and started a hobby that grew into a passion that has stood the test of many years. His first good camera was a Yashica Electro-35 range-finder camera, which was followed quickly by a Fuji SLR featuring a Pentax lens system, manual flashes, and a semi-automatic metering system -- which meant that Mick had to figure out exposures the old fashioned way -- manually! These lessons have served him well to this day, even with auto everything built into just about every camera available. Having an eye for photography and light is what sets Mick apart from many others!
The business of Mick�s Photography started in the summer of 1989 in Paradise, California. It quickly grew to be one of the most popular wedding photography businesses in the area. With Nikon film cameras in hand, Mick and his wife moved to Florence, Oregon, in 1996. Mick�s Photography quickly became the premier wedding photography business in western Lane County with newly acquired Canon film cameras, while the coast and mountains of Oregon brought out the true passion of his photography. He and his camera would often come home drenched but happy! Finally, another move in 2000 placed him in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, and there he is to this day.
In 2005 the film cameras gave way to digital photography, and Mick hasn't looked back. With his Sony a77ii in hand, he has freedoms and abilities that were only dreams in the age of film. New technologies combined with old-fashioned photographic sense are the driving forces behind Mick�s Photo-Artistry today. More recently a hidden talent for the pen and brush have infused a new direction in his art. Keep watching!