Based near the beautiful villages of Courtmacsherry and Timoleague in West Cork, Mike has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and has specialised in Irish Landscape and Irish Nature photography for much of this time.
During his career he has also shot press images for both Reuters news agency [in Ireland for London pic desk] and Provision photo agency in Cork. He has shot over 800 wedding assignments plus hundreds of portrait, commercial and P.R. commissions.
His prints have been collected by photography lovers and commercial clients as far away as Singapore, Australia and New Zealand as well as many other places around the globe. His work has featured in Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Calendars and websites worldwide.
Mike has collected many prestigious awards for his work including:
Irish Professional Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year" 2003
Fuji Masterpiece Award 2003, 2004, 2005
ESB Environmental Photography Awards, Professional section - Winner 2002
From 2004 to 2007 Mike was the photographic mentor to the celebrities who took part in 4 seasons of the popular RTE television series "Wild Trials".
Mike has published 3 highly acclaimed and successful books of his nature and landscape work:
"Ireland's Wildlife - A Photographic essay" 2002
"Images of Irish Nature" 2006
"Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork coastline" 2009
He continues to work and experiment with many areas of photography including Digital, Analogue and Vintage techniques.