About Me

Mike Hook

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Current City: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Previously lived in: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia


About me:


 Mike Hook has been a professional photographer for the last fifteen years, of which the last eleven years have been in the Middle-East.


He studied photography at the New York School of Photography where he graduated in 2008. After graduation, he also completed a degrees in Journalism and Marketing respectively.


Mike specializes in news, sport, event, portrait and product photography, but has recently started doing adventure photography as well.


Mike has been accredited to various publications like Vogue Italia, where he did a photo essay on a prominent member of the Royal Family of Ras Al Khaimah. He also contributes to news agencies like SOPA Images (Hong Kong), Getty Images and other various international news outlets.


Mike is an easy going type of photographer that emphasizes the quality of the work, but understands deadlines at the same time. He also believes in the integrity of his clients and subjects.


Mike continuously interacts with colleges and peers to learn and create better images for his clients.


Mobile: +971 525 38 38 36

E-Mail: hookmc@gmail.com


Some recent work and clients:

Contributing Photojournalist - SOPA Images (Hong Kong)

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2019- Photo exhibition and finalist for visual art competition

Al Marjan Island

RAK Hospitality

RAKEZ (Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone)


Outward Bound UAE

Sprungli (Swiss chocolate maker)

Richemont Master Baker School of Excelence in Bakery & Pastry



IAPP (International Association of Press Photographers)

NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)

SAFREA (South African Freelancers Association)


Favorite quotes:
"If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough."
- Robert Capa