Mickey is a Working Portrait Photographer and retired Navy Chief Photographer (PHC) and lives in San Diego after 24years of active service. He is currently traveling, shooting and occasionally teaching for ACME Educational, Calumet Photo, Maine Media Workshops, and Madeline Island school of the arts.
His photography career started early in the basement dark room of his parents home in Racine WI where his father instilled in him the love of the craft at a young age. In high school, he began his photography education through classes, yearbook, and the school newspaper staff.
Mickey served as a Naval Photographer on the USS Ranger, the USS Long Beach, and NAS Miramar, until being selected to teach the Digital Multimedia Course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Maryland where he co-wrote the course, which continues today educating our Nations DOD photographers. He retired from active service as the Leading Chief of Navy Combat Camera Group Pacific.
Mickeys work in environmental or studio portraits bring a unique look to his portraits sessions. His photojournalist Navy training brings a twist to his wedding photography. Mickey has been and continues to refining and growing his craft today.
Mickey Strand Photography in the News. SD Voyager Online did a feature article about some of my work. Read about the WW2 Veterans project in the magazine