Mike’s fascination with photography began during his childhood while following and imitating his father who was a very talented photographer. His images graced the pages of fashion magazines and several prestigious medical journals.  Determined to figure out his “life’s calling” in 1992 Mike decided to combine his love of travel, design and photography and head to the open seas as a Chief Photographer on the Cunard Cruise Line / Majesty Cruise Lines.   His skill in capturing the essence of these wondrous places confirmed his passion for photography and made him realize that there must be more to life then only ship life.  Best known for always looking for the next great shot Mike packed his bags and headed back to the States where he became a staff photojournalist for several CT and NY daily papers before finally landing as a freelance wedding, commercial, editorial, fashion and portraiture photojournalist. After 20 years in this industry and refining his artistic and photojournalist style, Mike is now based in Hamden, CT where he is the successful owner of Ross Imaging Center and Mike Ross Photography Studio where he focuses on advertising, product, executive portrait, web, and corporate events. Mike’s exemplary work has been published and featured in numerous publications including New York Times, USA Today, Connecticut Magazine, Financial Advisor Magazine, Columbia Magazine and American Profile to name a few. His photographs have also been used by corporate clients Windsor Windows, Pergo Flooring, Knights of Columbus and Yale University annual reports.