Mike Brown is a Fine Art Photographer based near the beautiful villages of Courtmacsherry and Timoleague in West Cork. Mike has been a professional photographer for over 25 years and has built a tremendous reputation for his Irish Landscape and Nature photography during this time.
During his career he has also shot press images for both Reuters news agency [in Ireland for London pic desk] and Provision photo agency in Cork. He has shot over 800 wedding assignments plus hundreds of portrait, commercial and P.R. commissions.
His prints have been collected by photography lovers and commercial clients as far away as Singapore, USA, Australia and New Zealand as well as many other places around the globe. His work has featured in Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Calendars and websites worldwide.
While he is always continuing his work in the landscape using the latest digital technology, Mike is currently also spending more time working with Vintage and Analogue processes in his personal work.
Mike has collected many prestigious awards for his work including:
Irish Professional Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year" 2003
Fuji Masterpiece Award 2003, 2004, 2005
ESB Environmental Photography Awards, Professional section - Winner 2002
Black and White Spider Awards, Highly Commended 2014, 2105, 2016
2008 Solo Exhibition "A Different I"
, Miriam Bailey Gallery, Bandon, Co Cork
2102 Solo Exhibition "Wild Water, Wild Light"
The Vision Centre, Cork
2015 Solo Exhibition "12"
- Courtmacsherry Arts Festival
2017 Group Exhibition "Art Erotica"
, Miami, Florida, USA
2018 Group Exhibition "Portraits"
, The Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
2018 Group Exhibition "Black and White"
The Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
2018 Group Exhibition "Light Sensitive"
"The Blue House Gallery" Schull, Co Cork
2019 Group Exhibition The CIP [Chania International Photography] Festival
, Chania, Crete
2019 Group Exhibition Straight Outta Ireland
, Irish Immigration Centre, Philadelphia, USA
2020 Group Exhibition The Photographic Nude
, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, USA
2020 Group Festival, FEPN
, Arles, France - The European Festival of the Photographic Nude
From 2004 to 2007 Mike was the photographic mentor to the celebrities who took part in 4 seasons of the popular RTE television series "Wild Trials".
Mike has published 3 highly acclaimed and successful books of his nature and landscape work:
"Ireland's Wildlife - A Photographic essay"
"Images of Irish Nature"
"Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork coastline"
To purchase Mike's books go to the BOOKS Section
Mike teaches both individuals and group workshops regularly - For full info see his new training website Mike Brown Photo Training