Mike Gross is a great grandfather artist living in Northwestern Kansas. Retired from the world of advertising image production with emphasis on photographic illustration. The University of Kansas and Fort Hays State University were the studios for medium experimentation and method exploitation without a professional commitment. Aside from advertising Mike spent many weekends and evenings as an event photographer in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding area as well as operating a traditional custom color photo lab and developing the first digital image restoration business in the Pittsburgh area, using a beta version of Photoshop 1.5 and the original Agfa high definition flat bed scanner and digital film recorder. What a trip! Now he spends his time making art works for the family business known as The Ferdinand Press, ferdinandpress.com, which links to this site as well.