Mike grew up in Thamesmead, a rambling council estate in South East London in the 70’s. Like most kids on the estate Mike dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but after his dad described him as having all style and no content he realised that after leaving school he would need to pursue an alternative career.
At sixteen a mate took him to see `Rumblefish’ at the Lumiere and that’s when he fell in love with movies and in particular the sort of arresting cinematography that his dad would say was all style and no content.
Mike bought a camera, taught himself photography and was soon exhibiting his stills work in Paris, Italy and Los Angeles, winning production awards for large- scale installations in both London and LA.
During this period, he began a long association with multi disciplinary agency Imagination where he started directing brand films and innovative video installations for clients such as Ford, Aston Martin and Coca Cola, winning awards in London and New York.
Mike’s work reflects his passion for photography, where every frame counts but also a desire to create multi sensory experiences that entertain, engage and move, a striking blend of style and content. His Dad is very proud of him.
Ford Motor Company
Yves Sant laurent
ATCO World Squash Finals
Virgile & Stone