“Working with photographer Mike Searle is one trick you can’t afford to miss.”

Kavita Winn, Head of Marketing at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Mike Searle has been lead photographer on our two cookbooks. The Surf Cafe Cookbook and Surf Cafe Living. During our time shooting for the book, Mike was amazing. His attention to detail, his eye for colour and light and his professionalism. We would often work into the night with no issues from Mike.

Mike seems to capture the essence of both food and lifestyle with complete ease. When someone makes things look easy, you know they are good. Every picture, from a closeup of a berry to a sunset shot, is executed with amazing angles, clarity and style. I feel Mike added huge value to our project and brought our books to life with his photography.

We are always being complimented on the pictures in our book so I find it very easy to recommend Mike for any project.

His years of experience, his creativity and his eye all lead to one very talented and accomplished photographer.”

Jane and Myles Lamberth, Authors of The Surf Cafe Cookbook and Surf Cafe Living, owners of Shells Cafe, Strandhill, Ireland

“Mike was great to work with – a true professional with a great creative eye for detail that went above and beyond the requirements of our brief.

He totally ‘got’ our brand, and translated that into the look and feel of the photos, which have transformed our website and made it look much more engaging and easy on the eye.

Marie Hall, Bloom Remedies

Newquay BID has worked with Mike now on three of its issues of Seven magazine as well as a number of events throughout the year.

Mike works hard to deliver the brief and the images that he provides are perfect for Newquay and capture exactly what we are trying to portray.

His work has helped to ensure that Newquay BID is able to deliver its business plan and fulfil the aims and objectives of driving footfall and changing current perceptions of Newquay.”

Eve Wooldridge, Newquay BID

“Mike Searle has worked with Excess Energy a number of times, most notably on our brief for Newquay Business Improvement District.

His images completely resonate with the kind of style and energy we’re seeking.

Mike’s always right on the button — keen to be briefed in advance so he can pre-plan, early, organised and ready with all the right kit. He always works hard on the day, for as long as necessary, to get the right shots in the right conditions.

Rhona Gardner, Director, Excess Energy Communications

Mike is a great professional, not simply a great photographer. He has a firm understanding of what you are trying to achieve and adds so much to his work that  the results are always way beyond what you had hoped for.

I have worked with Mike over a number of years and a wealth of different clients and sectors. He never fails to blow minds. I can thoroughly recommend him.

Nick Webb,  Classic Cottages