Michael Howes is principally a stock photographer covering a wide range of subjects. He is particularly concerned with horticultural and botanical photography. All Michael Howes horticultural, garden and botanical work is exclusively handled by GAP Photos Ltd.
Much of his horticultural work has a strong practical orientation but it reveals a pictorial approach sensitive to the atmosphere and flattering in terms of the balance of light in the scene. He has an enduring interest in British woodlands and also supplies web video, especially clips with a garden or horticultural orientation.
Michael Howes is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. He is currently Honorary Secretary of the Garden Media Guild.
In his Guild capacity, Michael Howes sits on the committee of the Creators' Rights Alliance and is active in promoting the rights and needs of freelance photographers in the UK.