More about Michael S....
What do you love about your job?
I love the freedom photography gives me to explore the world. Finding new places or humans to capture and discovering the narratives that are inside all of us has always been the most rewarding quality of this pursuit.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
One of my favorite shoots was capturing a featured menu at a local pub. Instead of just shooting the food as I normally might have, I decided to jazz one of the dishes up with garnishes including herbs and spices to create a more colorful and creative shot of the dish. This also helped me to exhibit some of the ingredients hiding within the recipe.
I always start a fashion shoot with, "be yourself". As the subject and I get into the session I ask questions to find their true personality. Those, 100% of the time, turn out to be the most honest and creative snaps of the day.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I was awarded the inaugural 'Most Outstanding Creative Achievement Award' by Oklahoma City University's Moving Image Arts Department.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am an Eagle Scout and managed a band out of Dallas, TX.