Photo: James Kezman
Mick is a documentary storyteller. He believes that whilst life is always in motion, every moment creates a sense of place or personality. Having travelled and worked all over the world, his work is informed by the view that we are more the same than we are different - yet differences reveal our unique stories. Details matter. Research and collaboration are central to his practice, seeking rapport with and understanding of his subjects, whilst asking questions about who people are and what concerns them.
The aim is to fairly represent the subjects of his work, whilst challenging clients and audiences with engaging and creative story-telling.
In the words of Hiroji Kubota, "I think everybody has a great drama to talk about. Everybody".
* Events, Environmental Portrait and Documentary - a sense of who, what, when, where and why. I spent several decades leading brand-focused business. I know what that means for your photographic needs.
* Workshops - street portraits, documentary story-telling - group and individual
I have just finished an MA in Photography, flexible learning at Falmouth University, and hold an MSc Consulting and Coaching for Change, from HEC, Paris, jointly taught with Oxford University. I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied, working on both photographic ethics and data privacy. My full biography is on LinkedIn.
Ingrid and I have been very fortunate having lived and worked all over the world. We have 6 children, born in 5 countries on 3 continents – and now 9 grand children. Mick has worked, visited and photographed on every continent except Antarctica (on the bucket list!), with special affection for Asia Pacific.
In 1999, we founded a program building schools in the Khmer Rouge Reconciliation Areas of Cambodia. I photo-documented this work. See yatesweb.com.
I am a member of the International Association of Professional Photographers, and am honoured to have been awarded the Associate Distinction (ARPS) by the Royal Photographic Society.
Unfinished Stories from Cambodia has been featured by the RPS Contemporary Group, and my street and documentary work has been featured by Edge of Humanity, Leica LFI Master Shots and others. I am member of Photo|Bath, a group raising awareness of Documentary and Fine Art photography in the region. I am also a member of the Frome Wessex Camera Club, and have been on Flickr since 2005. Over 2 million views.
In my "other" life, I am an experienced senior exec and board member in global corporations, start-ups and non-profits, now an independent consultant.
Previously I led International Markets at dunnhumby, the "Customer Science" Big Data company. Before that, I was a regional CEO, having spent over 30 years working in Europe, the USA and across Asia Pacific, with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.
I was also a Board Trustee of Save the Children (USA), Non-Exec Director and have chaired IPOs.
See a list of books published here.
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Unfinished Stories from Cambodia, December 2019 (solo show)
44AD Gallery - PhotoBath Group Exhibition - Witness, September 2019
44AD Gallery - PhotoBath Group Exhibition - Unfinished', September 2018
Falmouth Flexible MA - Landings, August 2018
44AD Gallery - PhotoBath Group Exhibition - Alternative Facts, September 2017
Chapel Arts Cafe, Bath - Fourth Open Exhibition, November, 2016
44AD Gallery - PhotoBath Group Exhibition - Storylines, November, 2016
Chapel Arts Cafe, Bath - Third Open Exhibition, July-September, 2016
Leica Store, London - The Leica Meet Book Launch, October 2014
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