I have had a camera in my hands since I was very young. The son of a serious amateur photographer I was handling cameras like the Voigtlander Vito IIa, Yashica TLR and Practica SLR almost as soon as I could hold them. Fast forward to adult life and a brief affair with a Canon SLR, a new found passion for computers and an introduction to the world of digital images and here I am.
I now predominately shoot wildlife photographs in and around the Forest of Dean and I am always on the lookout for a species I've not seen before. I can also be found at various events around the forest capturing the lives of the people that live here.
I'd would like to thank my father for that early introduction and his continued support and critique; my wife for her ongoing love and support; and my daughter for being such a willing and beautiful model.
Purchasing my photographs
Should you wish to purchase any of my photographs featured on this website or any of those available on my Flickr site, or if you would like to commission me for a particular project please get in touch using the contact form linked above or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos are the copyright of Mike Gardiner and may not be used without permission