Around the Peninsula – Palos Verdes

Hi all,

this MLK weekend was really clear and sunny in the South Bay area of LA, so I took the opportunity to get around the Palos Verdes Peninsula and try out a 24-70mm Sony GM lens, that I managed to get at a really good price. I took some shots of La Venta Inn and then drove around the coast ending up at the Point Vicente Interpretative – Whale watch Center.  Really a great place to visit and take a hike along the cliffs. Anyway I will post a few photos of the Sunday drive. Hope you like them.


La Venta Inn by Mike-Hope


Redondo and beyond from PV by Mike-Hope


House on the Hill – Via Del Monte by Mike-Hope

Black & White Photo Book

Hi all,

I just tried out Blurb to publish a photobook (Photographs by Mike-Hope) of some of my black and white shots. It is up on Blurb right now and thought you might like to take a look. I am going to publish it in tablet form too so it will be easier to review and download through Amazon (only if you like it of course). If you have any comments or any of the photos take your fancy let me know…

Mike-Hope Photography

The Black & White of it…

About the Book

Just travelling around over the past 8 years or so, snapping places and images of interest that I felt might look good in black and white, or near black and white as in some of the photos. A varied collection of some 72 pages that I hope you enjoy…


Oh, and click here for 40% of your first order


Also available in the Amazon and Apple iTunes Store in Ebook and Apple iPad format

New on VIDA – The Ol’ Cougar – Statement Bag by Mike hope …

The VIDA Statement Bag, featuring bold, vivid prints, complete with genuine cow-hide leather straps, leather base, and trims, is the most coveted VIDA accessory of the year. (Vida’s words). Accessorize with this bag for a statement look that turns heads and sparks conversations – around town or across the world.
Each VIDA piece features original designs from one of our global community of artists and is custom made to order for you.

via The ol’ cougar – Statement Bag by Mike hope ..

The Ol' Cougar

Hope you like it and let me know what you think…

Thanks for taking a look,


Hopes of Craighall Scotland

Here is a link I came across to Craighall. It has a very interesting account of the history of the Hopes and thought you might like to take a look if you haven’t seen it already. All the very best, Mike Hope.

Big Band Beat (Mix)

I was messing around with some sounds and found an intro to an old Big Band recording I have, as well as a talking segment from legendary Xavier Cugat where he talks about the joy of bringing people together through music… I added it to the beat mix for this short segment. Hope you like it and I’m working on some extended versions with a Latin/Cuban flavor.


The picture was taken in the colorful town of La Boca, Buenos Ares, Argentina outside of a Tango Cafe

Thanks for taking a listen and if you like it share it 🙂