Mike is a writer and photographer born in Florida as a first-generation American to Austrian and South African parents. He contributes regularly to The New York Times, The Bitter Southerner, and The Surfer's Journal among others and writes a monthly column for Void magazine.
Over the past few years, he was nominated for the Smithsonian’s Artist Research Fellowship, a recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Fellowship, and an artist-in-residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. In 2018, he began his first book about a traumatic brain injury's effect on his family and the history of the injury's treatment in America as a fellow at the Key West Literary Seminar in Florida. This year, he'll return to Key West to continue the book and the University of Florida on a fellowship to study the papers of Zora Neale Hurston. Most recently, he was nominated for a James Beard Award in Profile Writing for his feature "The Short & Brilliant Life of Ernest Matthew Mickler."
Currently in Gainesville, Florida