At times, luck plays an important role in photography. Often is the case of being in the right place at the right time.
Hi, my name is Mike Gagarin and I am a self-taught photographer. I took up photography some gazillion years ago while stationed in Southeast Asia. I purchased a rather inexpensive Pentax camera that conceptually was somewhat challenging for me. Through trial and error, I was able to capture a few good shots. Fast forward to today and after retiring as a wildland firefighter I needed to reinvent myself. Along comes photography once again.
Nowadays, you might just find me chasing the “grand landscape, freelancing as a photojournalist, or trying to get that aviation photograph that says “wow”.
See you on the tarmac!