My name is Mike Nelson I am a New York based photographer. Born and Raised on the south shore of Long Island I always felt a strong connection to the ocean. At the age of 15 I was introduced to surfing. A few years later I was given a 35mm waterproof camera as a gift, little did I know, but that day would change my life, as I was immediately hooked on photography. Over the years a natural progression took place as I spent much of my free time surfing or shooting. I have been lucky enough to travel the world while shooting editorial content and sporting events for dozens of magazines and some of the largest action sports companies on the planet. These days I shoot a wide variety of subjects including Real Estate, Sports, Weddings and Landscapes. I enjoy using my years of experience and acquired knowledge to create and capture inspiring images.