You may have spotted a figure lurking in the shadows clutching a large Nikon camera in recent months. Chances are it was Mike Tipping.
“I’d worked as a newspaper snapper since the mid-80s and really enjoyed my job for the most part,” he says, “but the industry has changed dramatically in the last five years and I was ready for a new challenge.”
“The only problem was,” Mike continues, “I noticed my camera bag was collecting dust. After years of always having a camera round my neck, I realised I hadn’t taken a single image for almost a month!”
So Mike decided to embark on a 365 project, producing photographs everyday for a year. Much of his photography is a document of his commute to and from work:
People ask me what type of photographer I am but I don’t want a label. However, since I photograph what’s in front of me, mainly in urban settings, I guess you could call me a street photographer.
Mike’s year long project has just come to an end and he is now looking to put on an exhibition, in York, to showcase some of this work. “I would be really happy to talk to anyone with exhibition space in the city,” he says.
You can contact Mike via the panel above.
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