London, United Kingdom
I’ve always naturally gravitated towards a warm, humorous approach to reportage-style documentary, news, and street photography.
Wandering the streets of London - often aimlessly, though sometimes with a single purpose - I find I’m never far away from a situation that’s about to be funny, or at least strange…
- Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns, passes through police lines and, as he does so, checks his nails.
- A baby in a pram chews, happily unawares, on a joke severed hand.
- Bruce Willis, 'retired and extremely dangerous' on a large poster, protects frightened shoppers on Oxford Street as anarchists smash the place up. (see: http://www.mikekempphotography.com/anarchy-in-the-uk/)
But it’s not all just for fun, so my work is used in commercial and editorial sectors, and has been published widely. (see: http://www.mikekempphotography.com/commissioned/)