From the very beginning Mike Howlett worked with the photographic and moving image as a cameraman travelling the world on location from Naples, making his first independent award-winning film to Alaska to shoot a documentary that sold worldwide.
His many experiences included rescuing a dozen steam locomotives from Arctic Finland, flying in microlights and hot air balloons in Bhutan and Beirut, and touring Eastern Europe and Russia with a chaotic string orchestra.
Throughout these worldwide experiences, his eye for the still photograph never dwindled. Mike now concentrates on landscape and abstract photography from his home in Suffolk. He continually develops his creative skills with the sort of photography he was never in the position to practice whilst a cameraman.
‘My portfolio of photographs provides me with a challenge, a memory, a story, a place. They are my diary of a journey with a camera that never ends but, like music, changes key. I am still feeling my way towards a consistent voice of my work, and I will die happy if one of my pictures is ever mistaken for an Ansel Adams.’