Mike grew up in Blairsville, Pennsylvania and Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1982. Starting out in the world of photo journalism, he worked for many newspapers in western Pa.
Over the past 4 decades he has done just about every type of photography there is from weddings and events, to portraits and action sports. Since opening Carmo Photography in 1994, he has perfected the art of sports photography. This facet of his business takes him all over the United States, including Hawaii!
Mike took up Wildlife and Nature photography in 2016 and really started focusing on his growing hobby during 2020. He has traveled all over the country doing photography and his favorite places to visit are Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
When he is not behind the lens of a camera, Mike enjoys keeping up with Pittsburgh sports, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.