Mike Dean was born in Paisley, Scotland, but spent most of his youth in Scarborough, England, before returning to Scotland for his University years in Dundee. Although there was some initial interest in photography in those years, it was not until 2008 that his real passion for photography began to grow, after meeting the singer-songwriter Ilenia Volpe in Rome.
Since then, his photographic career has developed and he has had several solo exhibitions. In particular, the "Scream Project" was exhibited in several towns and cities across Italy.
Mike currently lives in Berlin. He also likes cats.