Michael is an experienced and passionate photographer with a bright, contrasty and candid look. He is currently working as a photographer for the Western Washington University Vikings, where he captures the excitement and energy of sports events.
I love capturing and preserving memories. A photograph is only as good as the feelings and thoughts it evokes. Working as a photographer is so rewarding because it connects you to those moments and lets you precisely craft the way they’ll be remembered. It’s both a great joy and responsibility.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Every shoot is special for a different reason. One of my fondest memories working was watching the Vikings win the 2022 national championship in Women's soccer. When the team went to celebrate in front of the stands, I put my camera on the ground and pointed it up. The angle included the hordes of Western fans and athletes from other teams cheering in the stands. I think I made that moment special by capturing a wider scene.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My work has been used in people.com, fox13, yahoonews and in numerous local newspapers and by my university
A fun fact about this photographer
I've moved around a bunch! I was born in NYC and moved around between Boston, Chicago, New York and eventually Bellingham.