My name is Mike Osborn and I live and work in Manchester. I have taken photographs for most of my life.
I enjoy 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.
I’ve taken time off to concentrate on seeing new places around the globe, meaning travel photography has become a huge passion.
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.
Another 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 shop where you can acquire my work as prints and other items.