As he now devotes himself full-time to aviation photography, Mike wants to expand on both the quality and content of Jetwash Aviation Photos and looks forward to building an ever expanding portfolio, some of which at least can be shared via this website. Mike has a particular passion for air-to-air
Jetwash Aviation Photos was formed by Mike Green in early 2006. At that time the 'digital age' as far as photography was concerned was still in its relative infancy and Mike wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase his work. Since then, Jetwash Aviation Photos has developed far beyond Mike's expectations and has also allowed him to hone his skills with digital imagery. Having photographed aviation from about the age of thirteen, over time Mike has improved his photographic equipment and now uses only Canon EOS professional DSLR bodies and Canon L-series professional lenses. Whilst the equipment helps in the quality of the images, the eye is still the key to producing the 'money shot'. No amount of high quality equipment will produce an outstanding image if you just cannot see the shot. Planning and positioning are key, and in the fast moving world of military aviation that is not always so easy. Other than showcasing Mike's photography, the plan with Jetwash Aviation Photos was to write about the units that he visits and create a website that would be used by both military aviation enthusiasts and the professional media alike as a source of information on the modern military aircraft scene.
Editor of Jetwash Aviation Photos
Member of the International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP)
International Editor of ISnAP magazine
Affiliated to the IFNM News Agency
Canon Professional Services (CPS) member
If you require further information/copies of particular images, or would like Mike to conduct an article for you on a specific subject, you can contact him via the email link on the 'Talk to Us' page. We hope you enjoy visiting the website and that you return on a regular basis to check for updates.
A WORD of WARNING; Some of the world's air arms are far more co-operative than others in assisting us in our pursuits, indeed in many countries, the photographing of military aircraft and/or installations is frowned upon or even illegal, and can result in imprisonment. Most of the images that appear on this website are taken on base, with the full authority of the air arms involved and in many cases 'signed off' at a higher level. The fact that Jetwash Aviation Photos includes reports from countries where the photographing of military aircraft and installations is illegal, does not mean that we in any way infer that it is acceptable to carry out such pursuits, and would warn anyone planning to photograph military aircraft in any country to gain the necessary authority beforehand.
photography and also the United States, Italian and Greek armed forces; countries he has visited on numerous occasions. To date, Mike has flown with the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Utah Air National Guard, NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force, German Air Force, Italian Air Force, Italian Navy, Spanish Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force. Outside of his activities with Jetwash Aviation Photos, Mike is also the International Editor for the International Society of Aviation Photography's magazine ISnAP, a post he has held since January 2012. Mike currently holds accredited press credentials with the IFNM News Agency and is also a Canon Professional Services (CPS) member.
Based in the United Kingdom, Mike's preference is to spend time on the 'frontline', embedding himself within a military unit so as to get an unstaged and up-close view of the day-to-day operations of the modern army, navy and air forces around the world. Mike has travelled extensively to photograph military aircraft and can so far include Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Eire, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey in his log, along with numerous visits to the United States. Mike has had images and articles appear in a large number of leading aviation websites, as well as magazines such as Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Code One, ISnAP, Military Aviation Review and AIM. Mike's images have also been used in various Mach III and Rand Corporation publications, as well as some of the world's leading digital-media magazines and websites.