Mike Pearce
Mike Pearce
Photo: Sandie Andrews

Ever since I borrowed the family 35mm film camera for my first foreign travel trip I have enjoyed documenting people, places, wildlife and events through the lens.

My first formal training in photographic skills came during a part-time photography course at University. This gave me a clearer understanding of the technical and visual challenges involved in image creation, preparation and display using small and large format film combined with dark-room techniques.

At the same time I began working with a professional photographer shooting a wide variety of commercial and industrial subjects – including the classic weddings, babies and portraits – as well as some more unusual projects like events and macro industrial work.

One memorable project was a BBC News commission to photograph prospective parliamentary candidates while they were campaigning across the north of England. This involved photographing people in many different locations; from under dark, sooty bridges, while trying to avoid torrential downpours, to palatial drawing rooms in country mansions.

Photography has always been part of my working and leisure life with my images being published in books, magazines, newspapers, on information boards, many websites and social media outlets.

Recent publications / exhibitions:
  • The RSPB Magazine – Autumn / Winter 2023
  • Countryside Jobs Service (article by Adam Robertson) 2023
  • Orkney Native Wildlife Project 2022 & 2023 – stills and video
  • Somerset Life Magazine – October 2022 Print and Digital Issue
  • RSPB Ham Wall Website – Recent Sightings Blogs
  • Local primary school – bird identification sheet
  • Polden Wheel: Somerset Wildlife Exhibition 2022
  • Bristol Water – Chew Valley Lake information boards

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