Michael has been passionate about photography from the first time a camera was put in his hand. Born and raised in Southern California, sunlight was a powerful influence on how he relates to light and the world as well. Once he owned a camera it prompted him to start taking pictures of whatever piqued his interest. Growing up in Los Angeles, where the "Car is King", had a huge influence on his photographic journey.
Getting serious about photography led him to Art Center College of Design. It was in his final year that he discovered the specialty of automotive photography. The sculpture, size and scale needed for the creation of these images was a perfect fit for him.
After assisting some of the top car photographers of the time, Michael started his own career. After shooting for 2 months in Paris, for many clients, he returned to Los Angeles and shot in the studio for the launch of Lexus in the U.S. From that start he has shot all over the globe for almost every automobile brand. Along the way he won numerous awards including the One Show, Cannes, The Beldings and the Clios.
Clients have included; AcuraAlfaRomeoAudiBMWBuickCadillacCheveroletCitroenChryslerDodgeFordGMC HondaHyundaiInfinitiIsuzuJaguarJeepKiaLanciaLandRoverLexusLincolnMazda MercedesMercuryMiniMitsubishiNissanOldsmobileOpelPeugeotPontiacRenault SaturnSaabSubaruSuzukiToyotaVWVolvo.