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 an award winning professional photographer for the last fifteen years, of which ten years have been in the Middle-East.


He studied photography at the prestigious New York School of Photography where he graduated in 2008. After he graduated, he also completed a degree in Journalism. 


He specializes in product, portrait, event, sport and architectural photography, but has recently started also doing  adventure photography.


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.


Mike is an easy going type of  photographer that emphasizes the quality of the work and believes in the integrity of his clients.  


Mike travels extensively and is willing to accommodate every opportunity to have a professional experience. 


Give him a call and see how he can bring your dreams to life! 


Mobile: +971 525 38 38 36

E-Mail: hookmc@gmail.com


Most recent work:

Contributing Photojournalist - SOPA Images (Hong Kong)

Vogue Magazine - Italy

Exhibition: Dubai, UAE

Busy with two new books...To be announced soon.



IAPP (International Association of Press Photographers)

NPPA (National Press Photographers Association)

SAFREA (South African Freelancers Association)



London (Journalism)

New York (Photography)

USA (Marketing)



I enjoy being out in nature. I go hiking and am always looking for adventure. I love to travel and experience different cultures form many different places. Another passion of mine is spending lots of time in the saddle of my Harley Davidson.

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

"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection."
- George Orwell -