Mike is a skateboarder and photographer from Australia, who’s based in Los Angeles.He takes skate photos plus, travel, portraits and any assignment he finds interesting. He’s worked for Palace Skateboards, Supreme, HUF, Thrasher and Transworld
"I think skateboarding and photography feed off each other - skaters see photos in magazines and online and get inspiration to try tricks, skate hard, go to new places and enjoy new styles. I cannot imagine one with out the other. Sometimes it's nice to just to go skate without any cameras around tho, just to be in the moment. That's often when I get most inspired.
So much stuff it's hard to name it all!!!.... but a few of my favourites are early 90's skate companies, Alien Workshop, early Stereo Skateboards, aka the Stereo Sound Agency had great art direction and Photography. Music wise I am inspired by a lot of Manchester stuff, some new & older house music.
Palace Skateboards is always shining a light on new and different music and art, they are very inspiring, and I get to work with them a bit, so that is nice.
I think it's great when skater's take the initiative to start something on their own, rather than waiting for it to fall into place or get handed to them. So I approve and support The No Comply Network 100%.
I have been coming to London a bunch shooting with Palace - to work on some stuff that will come out with the video, so look out for that. Other than that - just trying to stay inspired on the day to day in Los Angeles, where I live"