Photographer Mike Jones, born in Elgin, Illinois, moved to Iowa while in High School. Mike continued his education by trekking to Sioux City to attend Morningside College for Mike continued a degree in Mass Communications and Photography. After a career spanning 30 years in various forms of television media, Mike embarked on a new adventure to the University of South Dakota to begin his graduate work. Mike developed an interest in photography as an art form after feebly negotiating a stint as a photojournalist in a local TV station.
Today as an “empty nester” and avoiding mid-life crisis Mike works on art exploring connectedness between individuals and archetypal themes. Looking for a way to explore collage and the way two images play off each other in a diptych, Mike found a new mode off expression in weaving images together.
As an educator, Mike still teaches video production at Western Iowa Tech Community College and creates art to communicate messages about personal rebirth and spirituality through his own brand of photocollage.