On assignment photographing a teddy bear in sunglasses, while covering the Walkie Scorchie building story. Picture: Richard Baker / In Pictures

On assignment photographing a teddy bear in sunglasses, while covering the Walkie Scorchie building story. Picture: Richard Baker / In Pictures

I’ve always naturally gravitated towards a warm, humorous approach to street documentary photography. Whether on a commission or shooting for myself, I like it to be positive.

Being out and about, doing some street shooting is when I come alive. But it’s not all just for fun, so my work is used in commercial and editorial sectors, and has been published widely, including by The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, The Guardian and Die Zeit, and for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. See: Commissioned.

So, while you’re here, if you want to know a bit more. I’ve been an editor for over 20 years, including for the legendary Network Photographers. I did a long stint as Features Editor for Corbis, before setting up my own agency, In Pictures, with distribution via Getty Images. I’ve lived in China, and grown up in London, studied at art school and been a regular at the London College of Communication as an advisor and assessor of portfolios. When I am not working, I can be found cooking, eating, then cycling it off. I remain mildly obsessive about alternative music.

Here’s some links:

To search my archives go to:

In Pictures

and:

Getty Images

You can view my South Bank Project at:

South Bank Project

And finally, view the work of my alter ego:

Michael Kemp

 

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Mike Kemp Director, In Pictures Ltd

Mike Kemp