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Artist of the Week – Mike Topley

September 28, 2009 by · 2 comments

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas

What is the best thing about photography?

It allows me to not only create something myself but also allows me to travel to new places and capture things maybe not everyone will get to see.

Your favourite sentence?

“Nothing in this world that’s worth having, comes easy”

Has photography changed you as a person and if yes, in which way?

It has a to a small degree In the sense that now when I’m out and about I always have a camera with me in case I see something I could take a good picture of. Especially old buildings and landscapes. It makes me appreciate those sort of things a lot more now.

Change is…

Not always a good thing, but is a often a necessity if we as humans want to progress onto bigger and better things.

I remember…

Being at a Bon Jovi concert in June of 2008 and getting some really pleasing photos and realising this was how I wanted to spend my life…in the career as a photographer.

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is…

When I was younger I used to take trips on holiday with my best friend and his family to Padstow in Cornwall and I remember sitting on a bench staring out to sea and watching the sun set. That was pretty spectacular.

Forgiveness is…

Sometimes hard, but holding a grudge against something or someone can lead to a heavy heart.

If I could I would…

Love to travel the world to the lesser known and less glamourous places of the world and photograph all the things that move me.

Unforgettable is…

The moment when you realise you have fallen deeply in love with someone. I know it must sound very cheesy to whoever is reading this but that’s how I feel.

Your most treasured possessions?

Well at this current time it would have to be both my PC and my Camera as both allow me to share my photography with whoever is wanting to see it.

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