About Mike Osborne ARPS

Mike is an artist-photographer based on the Isle of Wight, interested in documenting landscape, history, place, and the narratives that humans create though experiencing and altering the world around them.

Inspired by the ‘New Topographics’ photographers, as well as Joel Sternfeld, Paul Graham, Taryn Simon, Chis Killip, Martin Parr and Simon Roberts, he uses photographs to explore how landscape and history has been and continues to be altered. Photographs of which can be found on his photography website: mikeophoto.co.uk

As well as a passionate photographer, Mike has an interest in art and history and volunteers at Carisbrooke Castle Museum. Here he researches, documents and archives accessions, focusing on historic photographs and portrait photography taken on and around the Isle of Wight.

Recently, Mike has turned his attention to writing about photography both as a practice and the theories that can inform and underpin this.


2020 – MA Critical Creative Practice (Distinction) – Solent University

2019 – BA (Hons) 2:1 Open – Open University (doing Art History)

Modules undertaken were: ‘Art and its Global Histories‘ and ‘Renaissance Reconsidered

2016 – Level 3 City & Guilds Award in Education and Training

2010 – FdA Commercial Photography – Arts University Bournemouth

Talks, Exhibitions & Awards

2021 – Awarded ARPS status from the Royal Photographic Society

2020 – MA Showcase Exhibition at Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton & Virtual Gallery

2019 – ‘Hughes and Mullins, Royal Photographers‘ talk at Carisbrooke Castle Museum