Michael was born in Seattle. He spent his early years in the Pacific Northwest and his high school years in Norway. Both locations influencing his eye with a nod to Scandinavian design.
His early creative interests included drawing, model building and photography. After moving to NYC he spent a number of years working in the cosmetic industry as Creative Director for a variety of brands including Lancôme, Viktor and Rolf, Giorgio Armani, YSL, and Ralph Lauren.
Taking his design background into the world of photography he is interested in the graphic nature of the world. He generally works in a square format.