Michael Spear Hawkins or just "Mike" grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. His childhood was spent digging up dinosaur bones, reading, skateboarding and playing too much Nintendo.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Anthropology in 2010. Since then he has lived lived in Alaska and served his country as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Republic of Vanuatu. He is currently based in Taos, New Mexico skiing as often as possible.
Work Published by: The Washington Post, Architectural Digest, Dallas Morning News, Rolling Stone, Digital Photographer, D Magazine, Alternative Press, Vanuatu Daily Post, National Parks Foundation, Alaska Geographic.