My name is Mike Osborn and I live and work in Manchester. I have taken photographs for most of my life.
My main interests are travel, architecture and capturing the smaller details around this city and beyond, including Essex where I was born and grew up, and London where I previously lived. I’m very fond of low light photography and the power of monochrome.
My primary camera is the Fuji X-E1, which is bristling with digital function but has retro styling. I prefer to stay in manual mode and maintain control over my shots.
I also own a vintage Soviet Zenit film camera, which is completely manual. It’s been an experience getting to grips with it and comes out only on rare occasions.
A new addition is an Olympus-35 EC, a nifty little point and shoot film camera manufactured at the start of the 1970s.
I also have a Photo Shop where you can acquire my work as greetings cards, framed prints and other items.