I'm Mike Perry, I'm a 30 year old amateur photographer from the Sacramento, California area. Photography has been my main hobby now since getting my first DSLR in 2008, and it has enabled me to see the world in ways I would never have thought possible before. I'm self-taught and have been a Getty Images contributor for the past two years. Besides taking pictures in the Sacramento area, I really enjoy taking small trips to San Francisco, the Sierra and elsewhere to try and capture familiar landmarks and time-appropriate themes in interesting light and weather conditions. I've been to New York a couple times in the past few years and absolutely love capturing that city's dynamic and inspiring skyline. My photographic passions are cityscapes, landscapes, severe weather, architecture, and interiors but I also enjoy event photography and occasionally delve into street and portrait work. As a Geography graduate from Cal State University Sacramento, I believe the scene in front of the lens not only offers the chance to see different viewpoints of our world and it's changing environments, but also the opportunity to analyze, observe and interpolate our physical and social world.