About Me

I've been making pictures of one sort or another for nearly 40 years. Most of that time was spent working in film and television production. 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.  Soon after that I got involved with video and film 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  and 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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