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Mike is everything you could wish for from a photographer - patient, supportive, open and enthusiastic.

He manages to decipher a creative vision practically, understanding what you are trying to capture and deliver the results you are after.

Easy to contact, communicate with and genuinely a great person to have on board.

Charmaine K Parkin, Theatre Practitioner, SISATA

Thank you Mike. It is completely excellent.

David Young AKA The Shouting Mute

The film is great! The whole team sat and watched it.  It went down very well!

Louise Brown, Creative producer, Diverse City.

Activate have worked with Mike on a number of film and photographic projects and we have also engaged him to work on our flagship event, Inside Out Dorset festival. As well as creating various documentary films he filmed the evaluation piece for the 2016 Inside Out Dorset festival outreach project.

Mike has devised and produced films that cover sensitive issues and at various points, project briefs have requested he film and photograph school children and vulnerable adults. At all times Mike conducted himself sensitively and professionally, giving us confidence to use him in situations that require a high level of awareness and understanding.

We would recommend Mike and enjoy our continuing professional relationship with him.

Irene Archibald, Senior Administrator, Activate Performing Arts.  

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with me,  what a joy :) x

Kate McStraw, Creative Collaborator

I’m so pleased to have such a comprehensive document of the schools programme at Hengistbury Head.  It captures the broad nature of the work and the atmosphere at the Head really well!

Kate Wood, Executive and Artistic Director, Activate Performing Arts.  

The film/photography looks fantastic  - great work. 

Rachel Dickinson, Teacher, St Katherine's Primary School, Poole

Thanks for sending us the link, lovely to see those children dashing about to find their hidden boxes again!

Jane MCGibbon, Pebble Gorge Theatre

The film is fab! Thinking of showing it on our internal  screens that we have running within the school, or on our school website.

Shelly Walpole, Teacher

The film is great!

Mrs Alexandra Stevens, KS2 Leader, Heathlands Primary Academy, Bournemouth.

Many thanks for the photos – they look great! You captured some lovely moments.

Jude Allen, Cultural Development Officer, West Dorset District Council

I love the films! Particularly the accessible one - they are really beautiful!

Tam Gilbert, Project Manager, Travels’  LinkUpArts

Thank you! The film is lovely!

Yvonne Kay, Teacher, 

Lovely to see this. Thanks for sharing.

Bill Gee, bga, Toynbee Studios, London.

Beautiful work! Well done! What a lovely experience for the children!

Michaela Shaw, Producer, Activate Performing Arts.

Lovely work. Well done Mike

Adele Keeley, Senior Lecturer ‑ BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design

I have almost finished the website, the photos make a real difference!

Liz Balfe, Safeguarding Consultant

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