Bit Dean
Bit Dean


These are my friends, not just my subjects. I have been among these people of the bay for five years. The longer I stay, the more I come to love their character, personality and honesty. They are always the same, very real including their faults. I have never been told no when wanting to photograph them.
They will survive the weather, the conditions and their place on the bay. I will continue to tell their stories, one subject at a time. —Mike Nalley



I picked up a camera when I was 19; I am now 60, that is about 41 years ago. I have always loved to photograph almost anything, from abandoned buildings to people all around me. My work has been shown all around the Southeast. I have won many awards and been a member of lots of art groups.

My passion now is the people around the Apalachicola Bay on the panhandle of Florida. I visit often and teach workshops 3 or 4 times a year. I have been working there since 2006 and have documented their life and times since. They are not my subjects, they are my friends.



Please see Mike’s Apalachicola Workshops on his website, or just click on the ad on the right side of this page. Thanks!