Mike Breen – New Zealand experimental photographer
by Christopher Osborne.
New Zealand photographer Mike Breen has photography flowing through his veins. He is normally a commercial photographer by day although as we speak on WhatsApp video, he is incapacitated recovering from a back operation to repair damage caused by falling off a mountain bike years before. In his spare time, Mike is surely one of the most enthusiastic and experimental photographers on the planet? His parents gave him his first camera, an Instamatic when he was 10 years old. He remembers the chemist asking him why he had taken one of the images at an angle. The recognition that he “was a bit different piqued his interest”. He moved on to his Dad’s Nikon F which came with 50 and 135 mm lenses. He quickly added wide-angle lenses.
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