About Me - Mick Bukey Photography

About Me

I've been making pictures of one sort or another for 40+ years. Most of that time was been spent making television and video programming. Other time is spent in the pursuit of art. And since I can't paint I use a camera and the digital darkroom.

I caught the photo bug while working for a chain of Northern California camera stores in the 1970's. In the early 80's I got involved with video production and started a production company with two partners. We later sold the company and I went on to work at local production studios as a producer, director and production manager. I also freelance as a writer, director, producer and editor.

Today, I am  retired from TV production and can spend more time trying to create images I want to hang on the wall. Sometimes it works.

Before all that I moved to San Francisco to finish college and stayed for 40 years.

Before that I grew up in the suburbs of L.A., where my parents moved when I was just a tike.

Before that I was born in small town Nebraska.

And before that, I have no idea.


My photography and digital art have received numerous awards from international communities of professional and amateur photographers.  I am a contributing photographer at CivilWarAlbum.com and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.  My television and video work has also been honored with several awards, including a Telly Award, a Joey Award from the San Jose Film Commission and a Bronze Apple from the National Educational Film & Video Festival.  My photography is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Mick Burkey
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