Mickey is a retired Navy Photographers Mate, Chief Petty Officer and was the Leading Chief of the Navy's elite Combat Camera Group Pacific. Mickey's current focus is the Veterans Portrait Series, which documents veterans' stories of service. He is focused on our Worlds' Greatest Generation. The veterans of World War II.
Mickey interviews each Veteran collecting and writing their stories. Remembering these amazing historic figures and their stories for generations to come. Mickey has collected and displayed images and stories from 96 warriors that at one point signed the dotted line when our country needed their sacrifice of service most.
Mickey continues to collect veterans from all services for the Veterans Portrait Series. This body of work was displayed at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum from Nov 11, 2019 - March 1, 2020.
Appointments usually last an hour. But please free up time for Mickey to set up lights and cameras, hold the interview, and take some still photographers for in the project.
Where are you located?
I live in the San Diego area but have traveled to many locations to interview and photograph Veterans.
Do you accept reservations?
Yes is the simple answer to the question. Each appointment is set up as an individual session.
Group sessions have been set up when I visited a senior living facility or many of the California Veterans Homes. We like to separate appointments by at least 30 minutes so we have plenty of time to document each member.
How long is the typical interview?
Minimum appointments are 30 min but you should schedule an hour if you have lots of stories to share. I video and audiotape the interview to reference back to while writing your stories.