Starting at a young age, Mike Sanchez was driven to build and create, from playing with Legos as a kid, to welding and metal work in high school, and photography in college. Photography especially became his passion. I feel fortunate He learned classic darkroom techniques and how to create within the physical limitations of film, but was also introduced to the enormous potential of using digital photography to create whole new forms of art. After receiving his BFA with a focus on photography from the University of New Mexico, Sanchez relocated to San Francisco to explore a wider world of job opportunities.
Sanchez is currently working on multiple series exploring society’s relationship to iconic words and objects. Photography has always been at the core of his work, but he has been working more and more to push the bounds of two-dimensional design, and expand his work into the three-dimensional realm. He is experimenting with new materials and building methods, always looking for unexplored avenues into which his art can delve. Regardless of the medium, the work always comes back to that relationship between perceived environments
and the people that inhabit them.