About Mike Gatiss Photography


I am a freelance photographer based in Northwich, Cheshire and am regularly spotted covering gigs and shows in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham although I can and often do travel further afield when required.

Family Photography

I grew up surrounded by photography, my Dad is a photographer, my closest Uncle is a photographer and there is barely a week of my childhood that hasn't been documented by either or both of them. Despite the horrendous embarrassment and distress this caused me in my teenage years, as a parent now family photography is more important to me than ever.

The rise of digital photography and mobile phone cameras mean we take dozens of photographs of our loved ones every week but how often do we take time to stop and enjoy them? To stop and look at how much people have changed over the years? Most of our images end up doing nothing more than taking up space on a hard drive somewhere. With my family portrait photography I'm aiming for more than that. I want to work with you to understand your family, to see the relationships at work and to work with you to create a piece of art that you will be proud to display for years to come.

Music Photography

Music photography combines two of my greatest loves. Music has always been a huge influence on my life and if I ever told my, (probably quite dull), life story I wouldn't be able to do it without referring to the music I was listening to at the time. Whether it's the Stock Aitken and Waterman produced pop of my youth, the heavy metal rebellion of my teenage years or the eclectic mix that fills my ipod now, there's a tune for everything.
Live music photography is an art.  It's not just about getting the exposure, focus and all the other technical factors right; as important as they are.  The critical element is capturing the passion, the energy, the music, and all the other reasons the fans turn out in droves.

Publicity and Promo Photography

One of my biggest thrills is working with new unsigned bands to help them develop their image and putting together a stunning press pack including live and promo shots -  to help get them noticed, so whether you're just getting started or are an established act give me a call or drop me a line to discuss what I can do to help.