The question should be "Who is the Photofrenetic Photographer?", as there is only one.
This is a one man dot com site and the owner is Mike Crawley FRPS. He is totally obsessed
with light and the photographic consequences of its presence or absence (hence the name of
this site). Creating images takes up most of his thoughts and all of his spare time.
Although his passion is the photography of the gentler sex he also enjoys many other forms
of photography, especially travel, landscape and natural history subjects.
Mike on his
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Photography was always in the blood but it started to become an obsession with Mike in 1988
when he decided to take a photography module at his local college evening classes.
The course was creative image making (posterisation, bas-relief and other
techniques of this sort). He enjoyed this immensely and went on to complete and pass all the
modules in the City & Guilds 9231 Photography course. Mike says "The module which took me
by storm was the portraiture module. I loved it and haven't looked back since".
Since then he has gained a Licentiateship (LRPS) and a Fellowship of the Royal
Photographic Society (FRPS). He has been the President of the Kodak Photographic Society in Harrow
and has competed in many of the local, National and International Salons and Exhibitions. He
has also won several gold and silver medals and commendations in
local salons and regularly had work exhibited in the Austrian Supercircuit (now called TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT), winning FIAP medals in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Mike also has numerous publications in his name and in 1992 was awarded
the title of PIC Glamour Photographer of the Year 1992 by the now extinct photography magazine "People in Camera".
Mike's first Book
There are several reasons why this site has been constructed.
Primarily it is a platform for Mike to share and show his work to the world through the
GALLERY pages. The second, but no less important reason, is to build a tribute to all the
beautiful girls that he has worked with over the years. This is the PORTFOLIO
section of the site, and is designed to show Mike's photography and help the models (where
they are still working) obtain more modelling assignments. Last, but not least, Mike hopes
to fund his passion by offering some of his work for sale through the GALLERIES, PORTFOLIOS,
IMAGE OF THE MONTH ARCHIVES and PURCHASING pages. Thank you for visiting Photofrenetic.com - happy browsing!