"The moments between the assignments are my favorite part of this job. Some of the people I see as I travel the city from one assignment to another stop me in my tracks. I just have to stop and talk, and find out a little bit about them. They seem just too interesting to pass up. Most of the time they let me take their photo, sometimes they don’t. Either way, I love talking to strangers." — Tulsa World Staff Photographer Mike Simons

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Staff Photographer

Mike has worked for the Tulsa World from 1995-2000 and from 2005-present. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Photographic Arts/Journalism. He lives in Owasso with his wife Brandi and daughters Sonnie and Sarah.