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Welcome and thank you for dropping by. My name is Mike. I'm based slightly south of and roughly equidistant from the centres of Bradford and Leeds just off the M62 in a small town called Birstall.
Loving photography and now I'm officially retired loving having the time to pursue it on a regular and organised basis. Landscape in all its forms, plus street, sport and more as well as what you can see on here. On many Sunday afternoons you will see me wandering around a city, usually Leeds, camera in hand, recording all the bright colours and revelry around me.
My landscape activities, which includes mountainous areas (mostly Pennines in West Yorkshire), moorland (mostly North Yorkshire), wooded areas, grassed areas, lakesides, rivers and streams, waterfalls and reservoirs, nowadays tend to double up with an assessment of how well where I happen to be wandering could suit as an ideal location or set of locations for a model shoot.
So whether you as a model fancy joining me in rocky hills, woods, moors, waterside, historic buildings, ruins, interesting modern architecture, a hotel, a studio or even your own home (no room at mine), whether you want to test out some of your ideas, my ideas or a mix of both, I don't bite so please say hello and let's talk.
I'm also open to other suggestions. I've never shot in a bus or coach before, the back of a lorry, a cave or behind a waterfall but would love to try them. Please shout if that or something I haven't thought of is what you'd like to do too.
Happy to work at most levels even though I haven't listed them all. I'm more comfortable shooting women in solo shoots but gg and bg is OK. I'll do solo men if the subject is interesting enough. See the jazz sax player in my portfolio images for an instance. That was a promotional shoot.
I will not do pornography or what I consider to be pornographic, nor will I do painful looking or entrapping bondage. Not judging. To me the sexual act is a beautiful but private thing between two people. If you wish to put it on display that is entirely your choice and I have no objection. Just, please, don't ask me to shoot it.
Frontal nude is fine provided it's not in poor taste. Fully clothed, partly clothed, implied or completely bare are all good. Happy to shoot all of them.
Stills only, no video here. Sorry. Uses include this portfolio, possibly if I ever get around to building that web site I've been promising myself, maybe an entry into my local camera club's or other competition.
No ambitions presently to do anything commercial using models.
Retired so fully available. Even nights if there's a good enough reason but definitely weekdays, evenings, weekends.
Travelling is restricted to public transport for the time being. I have an ailment which requires surgery but am on the waiting list to have it done so hopefully will be driving again reasonably soon.
I'm fully vaccinated. I encourage models to whom I am new to bring a friend or relative along to play the "chaperone" role.
No "level pushing" from my side. If your wish is to do something new, i.e. not listed on your portfolio, just say so and I'll probably be able to help. But you won't hear it from me first.
Happy to hear from anybody on PP, whether with a shoot idea, a request for collaboration or just to say hello.
If you may like to work with me please get in touch. You can identify people I've worked with who are on PurplePort as they are all tagged on the images of them, so please contact them for references if no reference from them appears below.
MikesPix has 4 references; 4 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellations, and 0 no-shows.