Mickey Strider presents a series of self-portraits depicting the many possible scenes of his own death.
Georgia based photographer and artist Mickey Strider was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and made his way to Atlanta after stops in New York City, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia and San Diego, California.
Before embarking on a stills photography career, he spent many years working in various roles on the film crews of commercials, music videos, television shows and films. Also a veteran of the advertising community, he served as producer and Head of Production at several ad agencies across the country working on campaigns for brands such as Chrysler, Merrill Lynch, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Asics, Adidas Golf, Wall Street Journal, Petco and Newcastle Brown Ale, to name a few. The daily problem-solving under tight deadlines continues to serve him well. He learned to be extremely resourceful, flexible and adaptable on a broad range of projects, and thrive working under those conditions no matter where in the world he happened to be.
In addition to commercial photography, his fine art photography is regularly exhibited in galleries and museums across the country and lives in the homes of many collectors, as well as being featured in several publications. When not out shooting he also dabbles in what has been called ‘home taxidermy’ with his Salton Sea Fish, a collection of mixed-media pieces created using sun-dried tilapia and various up-cycled materials found along the abandoned shores of the troubled California desert lake.
Currently residing in Atlanta, you are most likely to find him with a camera to his eye along with a never-ending drive to create inspiring and moving work.