15 stunning pictures from York photographer’s 365-day challenge

Head shot… one of the 365 images captured by Mike Tipping
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Head shot… one of the 365 images captured by Mike Tipping

Head shot… one of the 365 images captured by Mike Tipping

You may have spotted a figure lurking in the shadows clutching a large Nikon camera in recent months. Chances are it was Mike Tipping.

Fifty-year-old Mike, who lives in York, was a photographer at the York Press until, in 2014, he took the plunge and embarked on a new career as a photography lecturer at Bradford School of Art, part of Bradford College.

“I’d worked as a newspaper snapper since the mid-80s and really enjoyed my job for the most part,” he says, “but the industry has changed dramatically in the last five years and I was ready for a new challenge.”

Exhibit Mike’s photos
Mike is looking to showcase his work with an exhibition. If you’d be interested in showcasing the photos you can contact Mike…

via email, tippingstipples@gmail.com

or on Twitter @TippingsTipples

“The only problem was,” Mike continues, “I noticed my camera bag was collecting dust. After years of always having a camera round my neck, I realised I hadn’t taken a single image for almost a month!”

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

Snap to it

Snap to it

Riveting roof

Riveting roof

So Mike decided to embark on a 365 project, producing photographs everyday for a year. Much of his photography is a document of his commute to and from work:

You might think I’m a trainspotter looking at many of my photos because I love York Railway Station, I think the architecture is stunning.

People ask me what type of photographer I am but I don’t want a label. However, since I photograph what’s in front of me, mainly in urban settings, I guess you could call me a street photographer.

Mirror Minster

Mirror Minster

Glowing home

Glowing home

Out of the shadows

Out of the shadows

Mike’s year long project has just come to an end and he is now looking to put on an exhibition, in York, to showcase some of this work. “I would be really happy to talk to anyone with exhibition space in the city,” he says.

You can contact Mike via the panel above.

Two in the tunnel

Two in the tunnel

Bright stop

Bright stop

Geometric journey

Geometric journey

Binary brollies

Binary brollies

Buried in a book

Buried in a book

Scooter style

Scooter style

Finding their feet

Finding their feet

 Shaping up

Shaping up