mike's biography

I printed black and white fashion for Alec Murray, Mark Hamilton, Eric Swayne, and many others. I also made Lith prints of my own work, notably for Depeche Mode. I was inspired by Tony Armstrong Jones, I had to eject Helmut Newton from my Chanel commercial set, though I greatly admired him. I also admired John Cowan, Jean Loup Sieff, Terence Donavon, Duffy and Bailey. I love Jill Kennington. I photographed her age 60 and she was still lmpressive. I worked with many fashion editors including Eve Pollard, Meriel McCooey, Susie Menkies, Michael Roberts, Christopher Ward, Bridget Keenan, Janet Street Porter, Nikki Williams, Chelita Secunda, and Norma Moriceaux.

Some of my models included Vicki Nixon, Alex Ruta, I love Edina Ronay and Barbara Miller, Moyra Swan, Priscilla Scanio, Gabriella Wright, Belinda, and Greta. Keith Richard's 'best bad girl' Uschi Obermeier, Babbette, Carey More, Jo Howard, Josephine Florent, Susi Purdy, Karina, Gemma, the luminous Ingrid Boulting. The car crash girls, Jill Goodall and Lindsey Carlos-Clark, more....

I directed the Opium commercial with Linda Evangelista that was featured in the Yves St Laurent documentary. I directed and photographed Michael Jackson in the 'Street' commercial for LA Gear, Elizabeth Taylor in Elizabeth Taylor's Passion, I recorded the Liberty speech with Kathleen Hepburn, she asked me, "And you young man, where do you come from?" She waved goodbye to us from her Brownstone stoop in New York when we left.