Michael is a commercial and product photographer with extensive experience shooting and editing still photography for retail applications for brands such as Apple, Target, and The North Face. Successful in collaborating with clients and creative teams on art direction to create professional images. Leadership and teamwork ability to collaborate in creative direction and execution of photographs for online, retail, and packaging.
I love nothing more than making a great, compelling image. Whether it's a portrait of my kids, star trails in the Sierras, luxurious bedding or some new tech gadget, nothing makes me happier than a great image. And a happy art director and client!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've mostly done catalog and web work, but one job I did that I'm quite proud of is when I was hired by a leading Bay Area veterinary hospital. I was contracted to produce a body of work for the opening of their new state of the art hospital. Working with the doctors we came up the idea of creating portraits of the clients pets that would adorn the examining rooms and lobby. It was an incredibly fulfilling to create this wholly original body of work that was unique to the hospital. Moreover, the work actually meant something to doctors and nurses because they had cared for, and come to love these animals.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Artist In Residence Joshua Tree National Park
A fun fact about this photographer
When I was 6, I wrote a love letter to Olivia Newton John. Never heard back from her.