Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video

Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video

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Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video locationYork, North Yorkshire

(19 Reviews)

I'm Mike Leigh Cooper. I trade under my own name as well as InkBlot Films and Ebor360 Photography, which I manage in partnership with Jay Sillence (see the smiley man with blue hair in the photos section).

My guiding mantra in business is "Passion for People and Stories, which means that I love to work with passionate people with a story to tell. I create media with a purpose and capture exciting moments in life through photography and video".

As a professional, I see my role as that of marrying the best photography and video for the moment with the demands and needs of whoever I'm working with. This means not bombarding people with technical jargon and working to blend in with each group so that everyone feels comfortable enough to relax, produce their best work with me and communicate clearly, because a bad experience means a bad photo or video and that isn't useful for anyone.

Whether it's a carefully curated product photo and video shoot, a relaxed gathering or a structured group setting, let's work together to capture moments that tell your authentic story.

Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video Reviews


Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Docs Locksmiths
5 23/03/2018 Docs Locksmiths

Mike was amazing at our daughters christening. He spent his time taking lots of photos of my daughter getting christened, the guests in the church and then during the party he took photos of all the guests interacting with each other. He also got us to stand together with our daughter and our family and friends for our daughters guestbook photos, he would spend the time to get everyone to laugh and smile to get their natural smiles for the photos. We received the link to view our photos really quick and the photos were amazing and really caught each and every moment of our daughters special day! We would definitely use mike as our photographer again and would recommend him to our friends, family and anyone who needed a photographer.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Helen Fagan
5 24/01/2018 Helen Fagan

Rocket Science had a company away day in York with the London, Edinburgh and North East offices in attendance for a few days of training, learning and networking. This coincided with an upcoming refresh of our website as well as a host of new staff starting. As a result we had a need to update the headshots of our staff to publicise on the site.
We commissioned Mike to photograph us and he was great, making our staff feel more comfortable in being photographed as well as getting some great shots to use for our website.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Emma Parrish
5 21/12/2017 Emma Parrish

Excellent service - professional, friendly and a pleasure to work with

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Ellen Davies
5 06/07/2017 Ellen Davies

Mike was so helpful to me with an issue I was having with my business. He didn't patronise me or treat me like I was stupid for not understanding what was wrong but instead explained everything in a really clear and easy to follow way which has resolved the issue. I would definitely use Ebor360 again when needed.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Sam Agnew
5 29/06/2017 Sam Agnew

Who doesn't love a 360 photo? Brilliant guys to work with, I can't recommend them highly enough!

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Chris Wilson
5 06/06/2017 Chris Wilson

Great service and attention to detail by Mike. Some great pictures now on our site and this will enable us to market the venue much more effectively! I'd recommend his skills to anyone interested!

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Gillian
5 01/06/2017 Gillian

Mike did an amazing job taking photos at my sons 18th, he is a truly talented photographer. So patient and thoughtful, with plenty of fun photos of different groups of people, taking care to include all those who wanted pictures as well as encouraging those a little shy. I would recommend him to anybody holding a family celebration. The photos are outstanding and a wonderful reminder of an amazing celebration. Thank you so much Mike.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Oliver Loftus
5 18/05/2017 Oliver Loftus

Since I wasn't quite sure what style of portrait shot I wanted, Mike took a variety of styles, which helped me realise what I wanted, and did some great post-prod work. I'm really pleased with the outcome and taking the shots themselves was painless.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Tim Darcy
5 11/04/2017 Tim Darcy

Mike exceeded my expectations with his 360 degree images and photos of The Garage Tyre and Autocare and Employees. Mike was respectful of customers and employees whilst going about his business and listened to what I wanted to achieve.

Great value for money with realistic and affordable pricing. I always like to support local businesses.

Lots of customers say it was useful to see my 360 degree pictures of my business before visiting as gives them confidence and also helps them find us.

Probably paid for itself already! Why go elsewhere?

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by John Maughan
5 06/10/2016 John Maughan

Mike done a 360 tour of my business premises when the technology was just coming in and it went really well and is still up on Google 3/4 years later - there is not much i haven't changed on our website in that time so i guess its stood the test of time pretty well.

Top work

Top fella

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Josh
5 06/10/2016 Josh

It's a pleasure to work with Mike, he's creative, professional and reliable. I'd highly recommend.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Kenny Lieske
5 05/10/2016 Kenny Lieske

Top quality service and a great 360 tour of our community venue.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Lottie Walsh
5 27/06/2016 Lottie Walsh

Great people and great work! Went the extra mile to make something for my work portfolio.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Rue B of York
5 07/06/2016 Rue B of York

Really friendly guy who was able to answer all our questions. Topnotch service and would highly recommend! :D

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Helen Parker
5 07/06/2016 Helen Parker

Mike has been a great help to keeping our degree show exhibition alive through this wonderful 360˚ photographs. Which work directly through social media, as an artist this has been amazing to show galleries what I can do. Thank you Mike.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Reece Chopping
5 06/06/2016 Reece Chopping

Fantastic results and a great service. Highly recommended

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by Sketchy York
5 02/06/2016 Sketchy York

Fantastic service, helped with us with our listing on Google and getting our photos out there.
We'll be getting a 360 photo of one of our events soon.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by chris ceaser
5 21/04/2016 chris ceaser

Very professional approach, speedy service. A great result that helps draw people to my gallery. Highly recommended.

Review of Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video by David Brown
5 19/04/2016 David Brown

Very helpful with a Google Map listing I was having trouble changing. They sorted it out straight away, explaining the process clearly at the same time to a technophobe! Thank you for your help.

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Hiscox Business Club, The Hiscox Building, York YO1 7PR, UK

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What do you love most about your job?

The variety is the biggest appeal for me - there seems to be no pattern in who I work with other than I seem to work with honest, friendly people who want the best out of situations, which is always exciting and challenging. Also, the positive feelings I get when I look at work I have produced for someone which fits their needs.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My best friend from college (Hi Phil) and all of my friends who surrounded me, then the friends throughout my life that inspired me to carry on (Jay, Dom, Heather, Contact Creative Experts, NCS The Challenge, the York creative contingent - you know who you are!).
Once I started working for myself and delivering projects, I couldn't stop.

Why should our clients choose you?

Variety is the spice of life for me and if it is for you, then I'm sure we'll get on and work well together in exploring and defining your project. On the professional front, I've worked with Vikings, at trampoline parks, in airports and castles. I truly enjoy contact with the world and have a genuine interest in every job, matching your expectations with our time and budget in a realistic and achievable way. I won't just say yes, I will explore your ideas before going ahead to ensure we're on the right track.
I'll happily get lost in the technical aspects of the work, but if you're also looking for someone with the ability to bring a creative approach, that's me.

Services provided by Mike Leigh Cooper - Photo & Video


Virtual tours and Photography

Show off the best of you business, your staff and let the world explore through a virtual tour, which will mean your door is never closed (online at least).

Portrait Photography

Show that cheeky smile, the glint in someone's eye or just have a beautiful image to showcase on our team page or LinkedIn account. Letting people see who they are speaking to does wonders.

Promotional Images

Show your business, services or products in their best light by shooting professional images for your website, brochures and future use and NOW ON GOOGLE via posts on Google My Business.

Video interviews

Speak directly to your audience and add value with a high quality, focused video interview. Let us take the hassle off your hands and take control of every aspect and have a really enjoyable half-day

Promotional Video

Showcase your business, product or service with a promotional video as an animated or live action production. Grab people's attention, give them information in a quick, creative way and drive them to your website or contact forms.

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Work History

Google Trusted Photographer


From 2012 to present.

We were accredited as a Google Trusted Photographer in 2012 and have retained our trusted status since then by constantly producing high quality virtual tours on a regular basis. Having passed the Google quiz for entry into the programme, we are approved to upload images and virtual tours to Google for publishing on searches and Google Maps to ensure that our world is never closed for business and always open online. We open doors with virtual tours.


InkBlot Films

From 2012 to present.

Business partner in York-based video production company, InkBlot Films. At InkBlot Films, we’re movie nerds, art lovers and film-makers, all rolled into one. We pride ourselves on our passion for movies, beautiful images and stories, which gives our video content an edge. From concepts and storyboards to editing and post-production, we make sure that you’re happy every step of the way. With backgrounds in fine art, video production, animation, illustration and sculpture InkBlot Films can envision the perfect way to promote your brand in the most memorable way. We’re driven hard to support individuals and business, and we are very lucky to have met some great people. Our client list to date involves Officers and Gary Numan, Lush Cosmetics, Contact Theatre, York St John University and plenty more. Whether your company is a charity or a corporate conglomerate, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd with an artistic flair, then get in touch today.

Freelance Creative Practitioner

Mike Leigh Cooper

From 2010 to present.

Facilitating projects with people, businesses, charities and organisations in the UK and Europe. Clients & previous projects include: BBC Channel 4 Royal Television Society YouTube Scott-Free Productions European Commission NCS The Challenge Portakabin Suzuki National Theatre Southbank Centre Royal Shakespeare Company Mind the Gap West Yorkshire Playhouse Contact Pilot Theatre City of York Council Hull City of Culture Learning & Work Institute (LWi) Newground


Konstructa (part of Portakabin), Jinnah, Suzuki, Jorvik Viking Centre, Oxfam, GIANT, Shambles Kitchen

We've been working locally and extensively in Yorkshire and York for a number of years and have created work for organisations small and large.

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