I'm a creative photographer who likes to think he’s breaking new ground, but I find living on the Costa del Sol doesn’t offer very many “natural” photographic opportunities. The weather here is pretty constant and I don’t see the photogenic diversity that the UK had, but I do enjoy exploring the endless possibilities modern photographic techniques can offer. I can’t say what kind of photography I like most, because I tend to drift from one style to another. I'm based on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain and enjoy exercising the creative skills I seem to have acquired over the many years of professional work in the film and television industry. I've written scripts, attempted to paint, produced music and business videos, and even made a low budget feature film called Black Forest Gateau.

There were times when I’d go all out to capture that perfect landscape, or maybe a fleeting moment that could never be repeated, but these days I’m more likely to conjure up some impossible vision and spend weeks editing, transforming and compositing multiple images. Surrealism brings more freedom to express emotion, but it can also be used to provoke thought.

I don’t believe creative photography or traditional art needs to be justified, because different people have different tastes. When I’m asked why I created a particular image, my answer is usually “because I can”. Regretfully, there are a number of photographers who reject any kind of image “manipulation”.

Do you need to meet with photographers and artists who want to hear serious critique for each others work? If you need this too and live within easy reach of Fuengirola, please send a message from the Contact page.

Mike Naylor FRPS


Abstract Art
12th April 2016
Following a winding course.
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Now on Facebook
01st September 2015
For those obsessed with social media.
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Inauguration Photo
28th February 2015
Slightly Exaggerated.
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Recent Works Exhibition
27th February 2015
Casa de la Cultura de Las Lagunas.
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Mijas 3.40 Television Interview 2015
24th February 2015
The TV interview promoting my exhibition.
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