Cornwall LivingIssue #84
Inside the maelstrom
We learn more about Mike Lacey’s commitment to capturing the most awe-inspiring images of Cornwall’s surf.
Would you like to see Cornwall’s coastline from a different angle? Six years ago this April, Mike Lacey opened Waves Gallery in Porthleven. Entering the unknown, Mike and his wife Lisa steam rolled ahead to forge a new career in the art world. With the perfect place coming available in just the right location, it seemed to them that fate had well and truly taken over. Having no idea as to the reception Mike’s work would receive, they went in open minded and with a bold vision of making it a success. Now, six years later, having opened a new gallery in Falmouth, this dream has very much become a reality!
“The shots Mike achieves are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and are something truly worth seeing for yourself!”
Making the business work has taken all of their commitment, and has of course included a great deal of support from family, friends and customers. Most of all, however, it’s Mike’s willingness to be out in all kinds of weather and surf, just to deliver his next magical shot, that leaves us all incredibly thankful that we don’t have to!
Mike’s ability to withstand the winter temperatures as he floats around in Cornwall’s freezing winter waters is mind boggling, but his passion for Cornwall and nature drives him to continue exploring the coast, pushing the boundaries of photography to the limits. The shots Mike achieves are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and are something truly worth seeing for yourself!
For this reason, as Cornwall thaws with the arrival of spring, we highly recommend taking a trip to Porthleven or Falmouth and heading into one of Mike’s mind-blowing galleries. Trust us, you certainly won’t be left feeling disappointed by these Cornish water wonders!
"The shots Mike achieves are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and are something truly worth seeing for yourself!"