My name is Mike Barrett and I am a Photographer and Digital Artist.
I live in fabulous Yorkshire with my wonderful wife and our gorgeous daughter.
As a family unit we believe that life is for living. We try to fill our days with as many wonderful experiences as we possibly can. My wife and I have always been interested in travel, both at home and abroad. We love meeting diverse and interesting people, immersing ourselves in different cultures, and soaking up as many of the fabulous and beautiful things that exist in this world as we possibly can. Everything from the simplest morsels to the monumental wonders! We love to entertain and be entertained and are fortunate enough to have a fabulous bunch of friends with whom we laugh a lot with on a regular basis.
I myself have a huge passion for music of all genres and love to play the acoustic guitar, write songs and perform. I have taken a keen interest in creative writing over the years and I have churned out a fair bit of poetry, short stories and prose.
In my youth I used to travel around a lot during which time learned to breath and eat fire, juggle clubs (three) and balls (five). I’m a sucker for a funky groove and will be on the dance floor until the party ends. I love to meet new people and hear their stories and experiences and enjoy a really good debate.
Since our daughter arrived in our lives it has been such a brilliant experience to see her looking at this world with the awe and excitement that youth brings. Seeing this wonderful character emerging from within is truly marvellous. The best part of this is observing the fact that she is genuinely excited about everything. This serves as a wonderful reminder that this world is actually a fantastic place, great to look at and experience.
That said, photographing it and being able to capture precious moments in time is more than just a profession for me, it is an absolute passion.
More of the things that I love:
Laughter, music (of all flavours and varieties but mostly breakbeat, funk, blues and folk and I’m really fond of repetitive beats with a large amount of sub bass), playing acoustic guitar, song writing, singing, playing the fool, cups of tea (earl grey), hats (you can’t have enough hats), writing poetry, good malt whiskeys, collecting children’s books, eating peas straight from the pod, juggling, raw mushrooms, country stomps, strong ground coffee, stinking strong cheese, my iPhone, travelling, my daughters smile, people with interesting stories, real ale, Photoshop, fresh baked bread, my wife’s smile, the drone of distant light aircraft on hot summers days, red wine, urban art, weather (all of it), my fab friends, cooking great food, smiles, the truth, extreme sports, drawing and painting, camping and this fantastic planet! Oh, and did I mention laughter. I love to laugh!!