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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.

I first formal training in photographic skills came during a part-time photography course at Derby 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 everything from locations under dark, sooty bridges, while trying to avoid torrential downpours, to palatial drawing rooms in country mansions.

Since then 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.

This website is a home for my non-commercial photography – an ever evolving set of work. I hope you enjoy my images. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Photography Courses in Somerset

I run one-to-one photography courses in Glastonbury, Somerset. Click here for details and booking.

Need a photograph? Need a video?

If you have an event or project that you would like photographed or videoed please contact me for an initial chat about your requirements. My services may be available free of charge for local, registered charities or not-for-profit social enterprises with small projects in mind.