Michael Swallow
Michael Swallow

Michael Swallow Manchester, UK

With a career spanning four decades, Michael’s artful and atmospheric imagery are sought after in both the commercial and fine art sectors. Michael’s work explores the rhythms and patterns of the natural world, and his images convey a sense of space, light and spirit of place. Highly commended twice in The Sunday Times Landscape Photographer of the Year, he was also a finalist in The Travel Photographer of the Year in 2015. Michael has also been a recipient of The Observer Outdoor Photographer of the Year. He exhibits regularly in London, and his limited edition prints are collected and sold worldwide..

Preferred Style
Abstract, natural, relaxed.

Preferred Camera
Everything from camera phones to large format plate cameras.

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  1. Flow V
    Michael Swallow
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  2. Flow III
    Michael Swallow
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  3. Flow II
    Michael Swallow
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  4. Flow I
    Michael Swallow
    £144.00
  5. Dusk IV
    Michael Swallow
    £144.00
  6. Dusk III
    Michael Swallow
    £144.00
  7. Dusk II
    Michael Swallow
    £144.00
  8. Dusk I
    Michael Swallow
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Quick Questions

Describe your design process?

Economic - less really is more.

Who are your artistic heroes?

Turner, Rothko, Gerhard Richter and Bob Dylan

Where do you live? What do you love about it?

Didsbury in south Manchester. It feels like a village, but has a big cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Are you artistic in other ways- can you draw?

I’m very good at making things and can often be found in my workshop fine tuning and tinkering with ‘The Great Contraption’!.

What do you want to accomplish that you haven’t already?

A very long bike trip, probably round south America

Describe the best party you have ever been to?

En route to the summit of Kilimanjaro in December 1999 our expedition was delayed due to permit restrictions. We had planned to be at the summit for New Year’s Eve, as things panned out we spent the evening partying in Moshi golf club - it was amazing! An eclectic mix of locals, trekkers and ex-pats - the best New Year’s Eve party ever!

Biggest challenge?

I prefer to view challenges as opportunities, and as an artist that is part of the creative process.

What are your favourite things to do on a Sunday?

Red wine and cooking Sunday lunch

What is a good life?

Appreciating what you have, finding pleasure in simple and unexpected ways.

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