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I was born Philippe Mion, in Paris, France.
I moved to London when I was 22
I moved to Manchester 4 years later and came across some really nice people who were Buddhists. I joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2001 and became Vibhuti.

Buddhism is a way of life; it helps me grow and gives me a healthy perspective on life.
I now work as a Mental Health Nurse and I have a daughter who will soon be 8 (and lots of photographs of her!)
I live in Lancashire with my partner Kathryn.

I’ve always enjoyed photography and taken many photographs over the years, I used to develop my own images in the dark room and even had a go at Lith printing (after going to an exhibition of Anton Corbijn’s work in Manchester).

These days I use digital equipment and I love my Mac, Aperture, Nik Software and spending time editing my shots to make them look just the way I want them.



43 thoughts on “About

    • I don’t know what this means but I’m very honoured that you should nominate me for an award, I’m delighted, thank you!

      • lol it took me two days to figure it out too! Lol go to the sunshine award on my site and do what it says, because I nominated you means that you won basically lol! Make sure to copy the sunshine logo and put it at the top of your post. You totally deserve it!! You’re an amazing photographer

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some awesome photos on here, very nice. I, like you, love my Mac, taking photos and editing them on it, though I admit to switching from Aperture to PS.

    • Yes, the Mac is awesome, with the right plugins I find Aperture a much better image editor that anything else I’ve ever tried – I do use PS at times to remove bits I don’t want in an image but that’s about it really. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Hi and thank you for visiting my site, your photographs of Manchester’s buildings are awesome! Looking forward to seeing more of your work 🙂

  3. I think your images of the soap factory are fantastic – they are like going back in time, but also very contemporary. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  4. I love your images of the soap factory! They are like stepping back in time, and yet contemporary and unusual – perfect for making black and white and selecting one colour. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    • Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment – more soap factory pictures will come!

      • You sold your photography stuff, does that mean you don’t want to do photography anymore? I loved your blog, does this mean you won’t be doing it anymore?
        Sorry I know lots of questions. I miss your comments and hearing from you.

        • I got tired of the logistics of having a DSLR so I’m investing in a different camera (I’ve yet to buy it though) its the Fuji x100, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. I will resume my photography activity once it’s in my possession and will be posting again.
          I don’t think I could just give it up, it’s part of me, I walk around and I see stuff and my brain just starts seeing frames and depth of field and stuff.
          I will probably be shooting slightly differently though, like more street type stuff.
          I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting on your images, I’ve just kind of let the whole blog thing go for a bit , but I will return!
          Good to see you’re still very active, keep it up!

  5. Hi –
    I would like to print one of your pictures for my home. I am talking about the image of the black and white hands. Please let me know if you would be alright with this 🙂

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