Michael Wayne Plant

Portrait, Social Documentary and Street Photographer

Is a photographer, who is comfortable working in both the photographic studio and on location. He has made portrait images for a wide variety of editorial clients including the following: Technikart, Empire, Esquire and Tatler to name a few.

The work featured in this slideshow is from Michael’s Social Documentary photography work.

He has lived and worked in Sydney, Athens, Milan, New York, Paris and London. His portrait photography is concerned with the fleeting moment when the subject reveals themselves to the camera in a relaxed and confident manner, his motivation is to make his subjects look strong and confident within his portraits. His studio photography is e clean and modern while his location photography uses available light to recreate the mood of the location and reflect something of the personality of the sitter. Michael Wayne Plant’s websites are available at: www.mwplant.com (Financial Services & Corporate Photography) and www.michaelwayneplant.com (Social Documentary and Street) His Social Documentary photography is concerned with the economic and social landscape of contemporary capitalism, exploring the effects of social and economic life of our society.

Michael has worked with Sony UK and Europe since 2008 and has extensive experience with all Sony cameras. He is a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador and keen advocate of small mirrorless cameras.


Michael started teaching photography at Adult Education College Bexley (now called The Learning Centre Bexley). Where he established the NCFE level 1 and 2 certificates in photography. Since 2009 he has been lead photography lecturer at Idea Store Learning in Tower Hamlets, where he is responsible for all photography provision and was course leader for the City and Guilds Level 2 and 3 Diplomas and Certificate courses in Photography. Michael is interested in helping you to develop your photography he passionately believes that everyone can be at photography and be able to use their cameras effectively. For him, photography is a visual language and the more people who can use it effectively, the better we will understand our world. Digital photography has enabled more people to use cameras then ever before and this in his opinion is a great thing, but we do need to learn how to use our tools well and this is why he established www.PhotographyWorkshops.London to help other to learn not just their cameras, but how to communicate visually with the tools of photography.


Kevin Meredith portrait of Michael Wayne Plant

Portrait by Kevin Meredith of Michael Wayne Plant, made using a Petzval 58mm lens on a Canon 5DmkIII camera.