Mike was born in Birkenhead, raised in Cheshire, and then moved to north Wales. He has been in Nottingham for over 20 years. He went to art school but spent his working life in hospitality, as a chef and more recently as a yoga teacher. He is now retired. He took up photography about two years ago, and so began a journey. He loves spending time both taking the image, but also the digital creative process with photoshop.