About Mike

Mike Brown is a photographic artist living and working in West Cork, Ireland.
Mike has been making images for over 25 years. Having begun his career in the era of film, he progressed like most photographers to digital capture during the 2000's. Over the last few years, Mike has returned to the darkroom and now makes most of his Fine Art images using a variety of traditional and vintage techniques.

Mike's preference is to make "Tintypes" using the 1850's method of Wet Plate Collodion but he also makes traditional black and white prints and creates images in Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown.

He does still use digital capture for some of his work - mainly outdoor nudes in the landscape - and offers these as Limited Edition prints in very small editions for the discerning collector.

All of the work on this website is available to purchase unless marked otherwise. Please contact Mike at mb@mikebrownphotography.com for purchase info.

Mike is a partner at Platform3 studio and darkroom in Cork city, Ireland, where he runs Workshops and provides Tuition in a multitude of photographic subjects.

Mike has collected many prestigious awards for his work including:
Irish Professional Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year" 2003
Fuji Masterpiece Award 2003, 2004, 2005
Black and White Spider Awards, Highly Commended 2014, 2105, 2016
FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 10th Edition 2024


2022 Solo Exhibition - "Chemical Portraits" Gallery X, Dublin, Ireland.
2022 Solo Exhibition at Group Festival, FEPN, Arles, France - The European Festival of the Photographic Nude. May 5th-8th 2022
2021 Group Exhibition The Other Art Fair - Worldwide Virtual Art Fair - Saatchi Art
2021 Group Exhibition Annual Members Exhibition, The Lavit Gallery, Cork
2020 Group Exhibition The Photographic Nude, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, USA
2019 Group Exhibition Straight Outta Ireland, Irish Immigration Centre, Philadelphia, USA
2019 Group Exhibition The CIP [Chania International Photography] Festival, Chania, Crete
2018 Group Exhibition "Light Sensitive" "The Blue House Gallery" Schull, Co Cork
2018 Group Exhibition "Black and White" The Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
2018 Group Exhibition "Portraits", The Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece
2017 Group Exhibition "Art Erotica", Miami, Florida, USA
2015 Solo Exhibition "12" - Courtmacsherry Arts Festival
2012 Solo Exhibition "Wild Water, Wild Light" The Vision Centre, Cork
2008 Solo Exhibition "A Different I", Miriam Bailey Gallery, Bandon, Co Cork

From 2004 to 2007 Mike was the photographic mentor to the celebrities who took part in 4 seasons of the popular RTE television series "Wild Trials".

Personal Publications:
Mike has published 3 highly acclaimed and successful books of his nature and landscape work:
"Ireland's Wildlife - A Photographic essay" 2002
"Images of Irish Nature" 2006 BOOKS Section
"Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork coastline" 2009 BOOKS Section

Latest Personal Publication:
Portfolio One - Wet Plate Nudes - Highly Limited Edition https://www.mikebrown.eu/photo_15744197.html