Instagrammer of the Month #2 | LS Productions

We’re kicking off 2019 with a brand new Instagrammer of the Month - photographer and graphic designer @mikekus.

We love showing the world what the UK has to offer for photographers and filmmakers, so we can't get enough of Mike Kus's Instagram feed, which shows us just how bloody beautiful the UK can be, whatever the season.

What makes Mike’s brain tick? Read on to find out.

Tell us who you are.

My name is Mike and I'm a designer and photographer. I'm based in the South Coast of England and have a wife and three kids, 10, 8 & 5.

Where is your favourite place to work in the UK and why?

I love working here in the South of England. It has the sea, great countryside and easy access to London and Brighton.

What is in your essential kit for a photography job?

My phone is my go-to camera. as it's a camera that I always have with me. My photography is more often than not taken on the spur of the moment and unless I'm on a photography trip I don't carry a big camera with me. On photography trips, I use a Samsung NX1.

What’s been the most memorable project you’ve worked on?

I think the most memorable Instagram projects I've worked have been documenting journeys. Some that spring to mind; driving across India with Land Rover, exploring Italy with Cirio, photographing Jersey, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Do you have any advice for aspiring designers and photographers?

Do things your own way. Believe in your own ability. If you like what you do, the chances are someone else will, too.

Which photographers are you inspired by and why?

Both Simone Bramante (@brahmino) and Paola Franqui (@Monaris_) inspire me because they create pictures that I don't understand how they were achieved. Both are very clever and talented photographers.

What are your top three favourite Instagram feeds?

Three artists - @salventius, @adebayobolaji and @sophieabbottartist

Which songs would be on your work playlist? Or do you have a favourite podcast?

Here is a Spotify link to a current playlist of mine.

You can follow Mike’s photography over at instagram.com/mikekus, or check out his design work at mikekus.com

Do you want to be the next Instagrammer of the Month? Get in touch!

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