San Gabriel, CA, United States
Michael was first introduced to photography by his father at eight years old. He was completely taken in by the camera’s ability to capture slices of time not possible in any other medium. He began to see life in a new way; prospective, light, and color became powerful and emotional.
After majoring in fine art photography, He opened my first studio in Pennsylvania and spent years photographing celebrities such as Elton John, world figure skating champions, and professional sporting events.
But the world was calling and he was not getting any younger. Inspired by the World War II photographer, Edward Steichen, he joined the United States Navy at 34. He wanted to tell the story of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday. He wanted to capture their fear, anger, compassion, joy, and pride for generations to appreciate.
He moved his studio to southern California after his second tour of duty in the Middle East. He fell in love with the weather, the land, and the people; the diverse culture of southern California made him feel at home. But it was the years of travel and experience photographing ceremonies, celebrities, humanitarian relief operations, and combat troops on the tip of the spear that taught him; life is in the details.
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
- Still life