About the Guest
Mike’s from Oxford, in the UK, and is the CEO and Co-founder of Photocrowd.com, a global photo community for those with a real interest in photography, whether it’s their job, their hobby, or somewhere in-between. It enables its members to earn money from their imagery at the same time as providing them with an inspiring platform for them to share their work.
Mike worked originally in IT research, and made a career change to being a pro photographer in London in his late twenties, shooting architecture to start with, and then increasingly studio still life. He’s shot a fair amount for Getty, and has seen all the changes that that industry has gone through over the last 15 years.
He had the idea for Photocrowd when he was teaching photography classes in Oxford. He would set regular assignments for his classes, but at the end of the course the students would really miss the structure this provided for their photography. Photocrowd was intended as a solution to this, and it’s grown from there to be a global community of 30,000 photographers.