"For me, photography and filmmaking is about humanity and the worlds they inhabit - telling their stories and sharing their beauty. My desire is to do meaningful and captivating work and share it with a global audience."
It was on a rusty cargo ship sailing between the islands of French Polynesia that Michael decided to become a photographer. After studying and then assisted, retouched and produced for a range of world-class fashion and advertising photographers. In Sydney, London, and New York he learnt from the best before stepping out on his own.
Today he is based in Berlin with his time is divided between shooting commercial work and personal projects whose format ranges from portraiture, photojournalism, visual art and filmmaking. As a result of this flexibility in style and the continuous renewal of his surroundings, he has witnessed a far-reaching and even paradoxical variety of photographic subjects and scenarios: from refugees to CEO’s; the Wu-Tang Clan to prima ballerinas; and sex workers to holy men.
In 2017 Michael founded the content creation agency Abandon Creative
A selection of his commercial and editorial collaborations include:
ABC, Archiblox, BBC, Broadsheet media, Conde Nast, Evening standard, Fairfax, FvonF, The Guardian, Green magazine, Habitat, Impossible Labs, Kath Kidston, Masion Heroine, Marks & Spencers, Opera Australia, P&O Cruises, Penguin Publishing, Qantas, Sleek Magazine and, Die Zeit.